ABMS Board Certification Report

The ABMS Board Certification Report, 2019-2020 edition provides an annual snapshot of information reported by the ABMS Member Boards and data from the ABMS certification database, including:

  • The official list of the specialty and subspecialty certificates approved by ABMS for issue by the Member Boards
  • Basic requirements physicians must meet for initial certification and continuing certification
  • Tables showing trends in the number of new specialty and subspecialty certificates issued over the last ten years
  • Counts representing the number of board certified physicians by Member Board, specialty, and state
More than 920,000 board certified physicians
ABMS Member Boards certify in 40 specialties and 87 subspecialties as of June 2020

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Learn More About ABMS Specialties and Subspecialties

See the ABMS Guide to Medical Specialties for an overview of board certification and descriptions of each specialty and subspecialty area where certification is offered by an ABMS Member Board.