Medical Toxicology Continuing Certification

Physicians certified in Medical Toxicology must participate in the Medical Toxicology continuing certification process. ABEM believes that physicians who continue to practice Emergency Medicine in addition to their subspecialty should continue to maintain their EM certification.

Medical Toxicology continuing certification has moved to a module-based process similar to Emergency Medicine’s MyEMCert. The process is a shift from a high-stakes exam to modules that physicians can take from home. Like EM, Medical Toxicology is also moving to a five-year certification cycle and annual fee.

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NEW webinar recording!

MyToxCert is a new way for Medical Toxicology–certified physicians to stay certified.

Core elements of MyToxCert include:

Topic-specific modules that incorporate relevant subjects in Medical Toxicology
Open-book modules that can be completed anywhere, anytime
Immediate feedback pass/fail results, correct answers, and rationales
✔ Content that keeps you informed about Knowledge Advancements in the specialty


ABEM intends to release 4 MyToxCert modules by February 2024, and the remaining 2 modules should be available in February 2025.

Beginning in 2024, physicians certified in Medical Toxicology who renew their certification will transition from a ten-year certification cycle to a five-year cycle with an annual fee.

How Does This Affect Me?

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Physicians Certified By another ABMS Board

Physicians with primary certification from another board have the following options to recertify in Medical Toxicology:

  • Pass 4 MyToxCert modules
  • Pass 3 MyToxCert modules + 2 Medical Toxicology LLSAs

Note: ABEM requires physicians to comply with the ABEM Policy on Medical Licensure and agree to ABEM's Code of Professionalism

Physicians will use MyToxCert to maintain Medical Toxicology subspecialty certification beginning in 2024.

Taking MyToxCert Modules

To complete requirements, you will sign into your ABEM Portal. Review the resources below to become familiar with and prepare for your MyToxCert modules. Please note: New versions of the Medical Toxicology modules are available every three months. If you do not pass a module, you may have to wait up to three months before you can retake it.

MyToxCert Module Content

More Information

MyToxCert FAQs
5-year Certification Cycle and Annual Fee for Medical Toxicology FAQs
CME Credit for Successful Completion of MyEMCert, MyEMSCert, MyToxCert, and Optional Learning Modules FAQs

If you have any questions, contact ABEM at or 517.332.4800, option 4.

Regaining Certification

Physicians who had been certified in Medical Toxicology who lose their certification have the opportunity to get it back. Please contact ABEM at 517-332-4800, option 4, or for more information.