EMS Continuing Certification

Physicians certified in EMS must participate in the EMS 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. 

EMS 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 administered in a testing center to modules that physicians can take from home. Like EM, EMS is also moving to a five-year certification cycle and annual fee.

EMS Continuing Certification Updates

MyEMSCert Logo (4) - Copy

MyEMSCert is a new way for EMS-certified physicians to stay certified.

Core elements of MyEMSCert include: 

  • Topic-specific modules that incorporate relevant subjects in EMS

  •  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

How Does This Affect Me?

View the chart below to see what your MyEMSCert requirements will be:

EMS and tox req flow chart (3)

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

  • Physicians will be able to use MyEMSCert to maintain EMS subspecialty certification beginning in 2023.
  • Beginning in 2023, EMS physicians who renew their certification will transition from a ten-year certification cycle to a five-year cycle with an annual fee.
For those with EMS certifications that expire in 2023, we advise you to take your MyEMSCert modules as soon as they become available. ABEM will be making a new version of EMS modules available every three months. If you do not pass a module, you will have to wait until a new version is available before you can retake it.

Taking MyEMSCert Modules

To complete requirements, you will sign into your ABEM Portal. Review the resources below to become familiar with and prepare for your MyEMSCert modules. Please note: New versions of the EMS 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.

Regaining Certification

EMS-certified physicians who lose their certification have the opportunity to get it back. Please contact ABEM at 517-332-4800, option 4, or subspecialties@abem.org for more information.