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FAQs – Frequently Asked Questions

May a diplomate say s/he is board certified?

Yes. An ABAM diplomate may refer to himself or herself as board certified. ABAM is not a recognized ABMS member board at this time.

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ABAM offers a Transitional Maintenance of Certification program for its current diplomates and a public listing of physicians who hold active ABAM certification status. In March, 2016 the American Board of Medical Specialties formally recognized addiction medicine as a multi-specialty subspecialty. Future certification examinations in addiction medicine will be administered by the American Board of Preventive Medicine.