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Certification by the ABP

I. The granting of a certificate
II. Subspecialty Certification
III. Maintenance of Certification
IV. Certification Status
V. Definitions


I. The granting of a certificate to a physician by the ABP denotes that the pathologist is a physician who has:

A. Successfully completed a graduate medical education program in pathology or a pathology subspecialty accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) or a program in pathology accredited by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC) (the ABP does not accept Canadian subspecialty training),
and
B. Had the Program Director verify that the resident has demonstrated sufficient competence to enter practice without direct supervision,
and
C. Successfully completed a voluntary evaluation process designed and administered by the ABP to assure the public and other physicians that, at the time of certification, the candidate had knowledge, skills, and other abilities that the ABP deems important for the practice of pathology.