ABAM Board Certification

Distinguish Yourself: Become Board Certified in Addiction Medicine

Physicians certified by the American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM) have the knowledge and skills to provide prevention, screening, intervention and treatment related to substance use disorders and addictions. These addictions can be alcohol, tobacco or other drugs, including illicit drugs and prescription medications. The ABAM certificate signifies excellence in the practice of Addiction Medicine. It demonstrates that a physician has met vigorous standards through intensive study, assessment and evaluation, and assures the public that a physician has the knowledge, experience and skills to provide high quality patient care. All new ABAM Diplomates are automatically enrolled in the Maintenance of Certification program that begins the following year.

Next Examinations

Saturday, November 15, 2014. The 2014 application period is now closed. All examinees have been issued permits to book test seats.

Saturday, October 17, 2015. The 2015 Application is available on the Exam Application tab. The Early Deadline is Dec. 15, 2014.

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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.