The application period for the Oct. 15, 2016 exam is not yet set. Information will be posted by year-end. To receive notifications about the 2016 exam, email:  Eligibility requirements will likely include: certification by an ABMS board and 1,920 practice experience hours (accrued over past 5 years).

Application Steps

Step 1

Save the application as: your Last name, First Name.

Step 2

Complete the fill-able PDF form on-line. Download the latest version of  Adobe Reader (free download) to complete it. Adobe Reader version 8 or higher is required to do so. Mac users may need to use Adobe Reader if Mac Preview will not allow this. Submission by i-Pad will not work.

Step 3

Submit application to: Complete payment prompt sent to you after submission of the application. [Click here for payment page of  website.] Upon filing, you will be contacted if the application is incomplete/requires additional work.  Otherwise the application is moving forward for review and an acceptance letter will follow by email.  The earlier you submit an application, the sooner you will hear about your acceptance. Email: for information.

ABAM is not a member board of the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS). The process to bring Addiction Medicine into ABMS as a multi-specialty subspecialty, through sponsorship by the American Board of Preventive Medicine, began February, 2015. ABAM Diplomates and exam applicants will be updated as information is received.