ABMS Board Certification Data

The ABMS certification database is the central repository for information on more than 880,000 specialty physicians who are certified by an ABMS Member Board. It is the only credentialing resource that is updated daily with information from the 24 ABMS certifying Member Boards.

The boards provide information to ABMS after a certification exam is given. Exams are given during different times of year and in some cases, exam years alternate. Physicians also may request an update to be made. In the case of newly certified physicians, the certifying board has 90 days to transfer data to ABMS. The information received is analyzed and thoroughly checked for quality and accuracy. Once this process is complete, the data is uploaded and is accessible through the ABMS Solutions’ product set.

ABMS Board Certification Report

The ABMS Board Certification Report is an annual publication containing information and data about the certification programs administered by the ABMS Member Boards.

Unless otherwise noted, content appearing in the Report represents a combination of information provided by the boards through 2013-2014 and point-in-time data from the ABMS certification database of more than 880,000 specialty physicians. The Report explains basic information about the certificates offered by the boards, and the requirements for initial certification and maintaining certification. It also provides trending information about the number of specialty and subspecialty certifications issued, as well as a geographic snapshot of the active certificates held by ABMS Member Board certified physicians.

Download a PDF of the ABMS Board Certification Report.