Science, Skill, and Compassion

Quality Healthcare, Public Trust, and Setting the Standards in Addiction Medicine:

The American Board of Addiction Medicine provides assurance to the American public that Addiction Medicine physicians have the knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize and treat addiction.

Physician Verification

2 Million awarded by the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation to The ABAM Foundation to Establish a National Center.

Chevy Chase, Maryland – September 30, 2013 – The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation has awarded the American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM) Foundation a three-year, $2 million grant to establish The National Center for Physician Training in Addiction Medicine.  The purpose of the new Center will be to expand the education and training of physicians in addiction medicine, with a special emphasis on prevention and screening, brief intervention and referral to treatment (SBIRT), particularly for adolescents and young adults. The Center will be directed by Richard Blondell, MD, Professor of Family Medicine at the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.


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The ABAM Foundation Accredits Residencies

23 Accredited Residencies

Applications for Accreditation now being Accepted

 Program Accreditation Application Form

 Compendium of Educational Activities

 Core Content

 Program Requirements

 Accredited Residencies



2014 MOC Part III Application

ABAM Diplomates eligible to sit for the MOC Part III Cognitive Examination (formally known as the re-certification exam) can complete an online application to register. Eligible Diplomates are those who have certification end dates of 2014 and 2016 and have been compliant with the 2013 MOC Program requirements.

Click this link to access application!

View the 2014 MOC Program Changes Here!


Next Examination: Sat., Nov. 15, 2014 /or Mon., Nov. 17, 2014.  Final Application Deadline & Fee is closing; $2,850.

2015 Examination: Sat., Nov. 14 /or Mon., Nov. 16, 2015;  Applications become available Oct. 1, 2014.


2014 Examinees:  Please read this communication about preparing for the examination.

Early Sept.: Issuing of Scheduling Permits to book Prometric Test Center. The Review Tab is an excellent resource for preparing for the examination.   For those awaiting acceptance, ABAM immediately contacts any applicant that needs to provide supplemental information. If you do not hear anything, then your application is moving forward and an acceptance will be forthcoming.

Seats now held for examinees according to zip code in the application. The name on your government ID presented at the test site must match the name used on application.  Contact ABAM to: Fix Name, or Take exam on Alternate Date (Monday, Nov. 17, 2014).


Contact Us

American Board of Addiction Medicine

4300 Montgomery Ave, Ste. 206 Bethesda, MD 20814 Phone: 301-656-3378 Fax: 240-762-5422

ABAM is not a member board of the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS). ABAM's goal is to gain recognition of Addiction Medicine as a medical specialty, and the creation of a certification process through collaboration with the ABMS and its member Boards.