Apply now and join the over 3,000 Diplomates from all Medical Specialties who have become Board Certified in Addiction Medicine by the American Board of Addiction Medicine.
The next Certification examination will be given on October 17, 2015.
Application Deadlines Period:- Standard, July 1, 2015How to Get on the List to Receive the Application:
Simply send your name, telephone number, and address to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
When it becomes available in early February, simply click on the "Apply for the Examination" button in upper left hand corner of this page.
Why is recognition so crucial? Such recognition will enable the infrastructure of American medicine to be used to train new physicians and keep current physicians up-to-date about the unique body of knowledge in the field of addiction medicine, and facilitate the provision of care for patients and their families who suffer from these disorders.
Maintenance of Certification is required by all ABMS Member Boards, and therefore ABAM requires its Diplomates to meet that very important standard. It is critical to gaining recognition.In order to support you in meeting the MOC requirements and in order to support you in our shared goal to provide quality care for patients who suffer from the disease of addiction, the new ABAM Diplomate and Candidate Portal was launched in April of 2013. We believe you will find tremendous value in the portal and hope you enjoy the new features.
Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Four-Part Structure
Each year Diplomates are required to complete 26 PRA Category 1 Credits combined from Self-Assessment Modules, Approved CME Activities, and Self-Reported activities.
A. Lifelong Learning and Self-Assessment Activities: 9 Credits every Year
Each Diplomate is required to complete 9 credits of Self-Assessment Activities every year.
This is completed by selecting 9 ABAM approved articles from a pool of 24 that are most clinically relevant to their practice. The list of articles and links to them can be found on the (MOC web portal)
A score of 75% or higher must be attained on the self-assessment for each article in order to pass that article.
B. Continuing Medical Education (CME): 9 CME credits every year
Diplomates assess and enhance knowledge in areas important to their practice using activities developed by the ABAM and other organizations, and each Diplomate is required to complete at least 9 PRA Category 1 Credits™ in Addiction Medicine ever year from the list of ABAM Approved Educational Activities.C. Additional Credits: 8 credits every yearDiplomates must complete an additional 8 credits each year. These may be earned through additional Self-Assessment Modules, ABAM Approved CMEs, or through self reported CMEs.
Cognitive Expertise - Secure Exam (Part III)