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Is My Physician Certified?

  • Certifications issued by the ABP prior to 1/1/2006 are non-time limited (or lifetime) certificates and do not require participation in the Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program.  These diplomates may opt to voluntarily participate in the MOC program.
  • Certifications issued by the ABP after 1/1/2006 require current participation in the MOC program to remain valid.
  • The American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) online verification of certification status website ( includes ABP diplomates at no charge to the public.

Official Primary Source Verification Request

The American Board of Pathology (ABP) is currently developing a primary source, online verification program that can be accessed through this website at no cost.  Until this program is available, primary source verification of certification status for our diplomates can be requested for a $35 processing fee for each verification using the forms below.



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