When will the first examination be available?
The first certification examination is anticipated to be administered in the fall of 2017. Information about the exam is here.
Who can take the examination when it becomes available?
Physicians who are already certified by any of the 24 Member Boards of the ABMS are eligible to apply. During the first five years the examination is given, individuals will be qualified by the Practice Pathway.
What is the Practice Pathway?
The Practice Pathway is the mechanism in place for physicians to meet eligibility requirements for certification in Addiction Medicine without completing an ADM fellowship. This pathway will be available for the first five years the new subspecialty examination is administered. For Addiction Medicine, the five-year interval is from 2017 through 2021.