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ABPM Eligibility for ABMS Addiction Medicine Subspecialty

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:

ABPM Exam Applications Accepted March 15 - June 30, 2021

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 15 - June 30, 2021. Applicants will be notified of approval electronically by ABPM.

ABPM Exam Administration

A variety of exam dates and locations will be offered from October 11-31, 2021. 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

AOA Exam

*As of May 26, 2021, MD's may also take the AOA addiction medicine certification exam. For more information, visit the AOA addiction medicine certification page.