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Exam Information

ABPM Exam

Eligibility 
Beginning October 2017 through October 2025, physicians who have a primary American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) board (including current addiction medicine specialists with a primary ABMS board certification) may apply to take the exam and become or continue to be an addiction medicine specialist. To find out if you’re eligible, visit: https://www.TheABPM.org/am-i-eligible

Application Period
Physicians interested in taking the exam and becoming certified in addiction medicine need to complete the application on the ABPM website. The application period for the exam will be March - June 30, 2022. Applicants will be notified of approval electronically by ABPM.

Exam Administration
A variety of exam dates and locations will be offered in October 2022. Approved applicants will have the opportunity to select their exam location and date upon approval notification.

To learn more about the addiction medicine specialty and the exam, visit: www.TheABPM.org.

AOA Exam

Eligibility
As of May 26, 2021, MD's may also take the AOA addiction medicine certification exam. To find out if you’re eligible, visit: https://certification.osteopathic.org/addiction-medicine/board-policies/

Application Period
Physicians interested in taking the exam and becoming certified in addiction medicine need to complete the application on the AOA website. The application period for the exam will begin June 2022. Applicants will be notified of approval electronically by AOA.

Exam Administration
A variety of exam dates and locations will be offered in November 2022. Approved applicants will have the opportunity to select their exam location and date upon approval notification.

For more information, visit the AOAAM addiction medicine certification page.