Examination Application

File the October 17, 2015 examination application now for the April 30th Deadline.

Requirements include: 1,920 practice experience hours (accrued over past 5 years) and 50 CME credits (25 related to addiction + 25 additional CME, earned over the period Sept. 1, 2013 – Oct. 1, 2015). For medical license requirements, see the medical license eligibility criteria.

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. Medical School codes can be found here.

Step 3

Submit application to: ABAMapply@abam.net. Email: ABAMcertify@ABAM.net for information. 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 acceptance letter will follow by email.  The earlier you submit an application, the sooner you will hear about your acceptance.

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.