Verify Certification

An important part of ABMS’ mission is providing information about a physician’s board certification status. Whether choosing a physician for personal care or selecting a physician to be part of an organization’s professional staff, verifying board certification is an essential part of determining a physician’s expertise and experience in a particular area of medicine.

For Credentialers

For Patients

ABMS maintains a database of information on more than 985,000 physicians. The information is recognized by The Joint Commission, the National Committee for Quality Assurance, URAC, and other agencies as satisfying for Primary Source Verification (PSV) as needed by professional organizations. It is refreshed daily with information from all 24 ABMS Member Boards.

ABMS offers these ways for the public, hospitals, health care providers, health plans and other professional organizations to find out if a physician is board certified and is keeping their knowledge and skills current through continuing certification (MOC) activities.

Service for Patients and Families: Certification Matters 

When you or a family member needs medical care, you want a highly qualified physician as your health care partner. By choosing a physician who is board certified by one of the ABMS Member Boards, you can be confident that he or she is skilled and knowledgeable, an expert in the specialty, and meets a higher standard developed by their peers. Use the Is My Doctor Certified? look up service through the Certification Matters site to check your physician’s board certification status. 

Products for Primary Source Verification: ABMS Solutions 

Credentialing is the process of obtaining, verifying, and assessing the qualifications, background, and legitimacy of the licensure, education and training of physicians. It validates that a physician is qualified and competent to provide quality health care services. The way to ensure that the information received for credentialing is accurate is through Primary Source Verification or PSV. ABMS Solutions offers CertiFacts Online and other products for PSV as well as information to support credentialing professionals in checking physicians’ board certification quickly, conveniently, and securely.