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Initial Certification

Interest In Certification

Fill out the Interest in Certification form to sign up for more information and to be notified when the next registration window is opening.

Information for Candidates Booklet


Maintaining Certification

Learn more about how to maintain your certification once you earn it.  Visit the
Continuous Certification page to see details.

Requirements for Eligibility

Candidates must meet eligibility requirements for the year in which the examination is taken, regardless of prior approval. Eligibility does not carry over automatically from year to year.

If you are an international candidate, please note the ABEM Initial Certification Requirements for International Eligibility.

Key Examination Dates

See information for upcoming ABEM Initial Examination Key Dates, including registration opening, closing, and examination dates.


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Many of the questions you may have about the ABEM Initial Certification Exam are answered in the FAQ section.

Important Application Documents

When applying for the exam, candidates must also submit supporting Application Documents to be eligible for the ABEM Examination.

Disability Accommodation

Candidate's needing assistance during their exam day will need to read and fill out the Disability Accommodation Request Form.


After pass/fail e-mails are sent to candidates, all passing candidates' names are posted on the Results page, along with the top 10% of passing scorers.


Withdrawing from the ABEM Exam

For more information about withdrawing from the exam, read our policy.