Qualification Exam (Part 1) Update:
The ABPM Qualification Exam on May 19, 2020 has been postponed. Instead, the Qualification Exam will be converted into a Qualification/Certification Hybrid Exam that will be administered on October 16, 2020. The hybrid exam will consist of 125 multiple choice questions (100 scored questions) and 9 clinical case scenarios (8 scored cases). Upon passing the hybrid exam, candidates will become Board Certified by the ABPM.
All candidates affected by this change have received an email from with further information. If you are registered for the Qualification Exam and have not received an email, please contact Angie.
Applications for the Hybrid Exam are available now through July 31, 2020.Apply Now
Certification Exam (Part 2) Update:
The ABPM Certification Exam is being administered on Friday, October 16, 2020. Applications for this exam must be submitted by July 31, 2020.
To submit the application, simply click on the link below, fill out the required fields, and upload copies of the required documents.Apply Now
Have Questions About Your Eligibility?
The Am I Eligible tool below is available to assist you in understanding options available to you and should be used prior to starting the application process.
General Information & FAQ
Access Practice Questions for Qualification (Part 1) Examination
ABPM now has an app for iOS/Android devices which contains practice questions to help prepare for the Part 1 (Qualification) examination. To download the app, please search for ABPM in Apple iTunes or Google Play.
View a sample case from the ABPM Certification (Part 2) Examination
In an effort to help prepare you for your upcoming exam, ABPM has created sample case scenarios that are now available to all candidates. The practice cases will familiarize prospective test takers with the Pearson VUE platform and provide an example of what can be expected during the case portion of any of our ABPM exams.
Please note you DO NOT need to log in to Pearson VUE to access the sample case. Simply, click here and the ABPM Sample Exam will be located on the lower right-hand corner of the webpage. Lastly, the answer key is available at the end so be sure to keep track of your answers as you work through the sample case.
The qualification and certification examinations will be offered at Pearson VUE testing centers nationally. Applicants will receive instructions on how to book their appointments about 6-8 weeks before the exam date. Appointment times and locations are based upon availability at the time of scheduling. For general information and to look up test centers, please visit the Pearson VUE website at http://www.pearsonvue.com/abpmed/
Important policy changes which may affect the 2019 examination cycle:
- Candidates with fewer than 36 months of CPME-approved residency training are no longer eligible to sit for the certification process.
- Candidates who completed 36 months of CPME-approved residency training prior to 2015 are eligible only if the exam process has been attempted between 2012 and 2019. Candidates who are currently in the pipeline may continue the certification process through 2023, but must apply and pass both parts 1 and 2 in the same examination year.
- All candidates who completed their residency training in 2015 or thereafter must attempt board qualification within 5 years of completion of residency training. If board certification is not attained within the first 5 years, candidates may continue to apply for full certification (Part 1 and 2) for an additional 5 years,
- BUT: in the second 5-year period, candidates must pass both Part 1 and Part 2 within the same examination year. Board qualified classification alone will not be conferred.
- All candidates must achieve board certification with the ABPM within 10 years from the time of completion of residency training. New applications for examinations will not be accepted thereafter.