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.
The Saturday, November 15, 2014; followed by Saturday, November 14, 2015. The 5-hour examination is given at Prometric Test Centers.The application period is now closed for 2014. The 2015 Application will become available on October 1, 2014. Please review the [ 2014. ABAM certification examination application ] to become aware of necessary qualifications. The 2015 application will be similar to the 2014 application.
All new ABAM Diplomates are automatically enrolled in the Maintenance of Certification program that begins the following year.
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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.