Diplomates may apply for recertification within two years prior to the expiration of their certification period by completing an application for recertification. Such application shall be provided by the Board upon request to any Diplomates in good standing at the time of the request. Any certification granted under this process will be for a period of ten additional years.
The recertification process will entail:
1. retaking a written examination consisting of general questions,
2. effective January 01, 2014, documentation of a minimum of 45 Continuing Medical Education (CME) Credits obtained during the three year period prior to the application for recertification. Credits may be obtained at any time during this three year period but must total 45. Credits obtained prior to the three year period immediately preceding the recertification application will not be accepted.
The time period for application by Diplomates becoming certified before the year 2000 will be extended such that they will have 2 years after the Board implements the process to apply for recertification.
The ABNM recertification exam will contain 250 questions. The passing score will be 70% or 175 correct answers of the 250 questions in the examination. The recertification examination will be administered at the same dates and locations as the current written examination is offered. Information concerning applications should be attained from PTC. The recertification fee will be the same as that for the ABNM Part I-Written exam in effect at the time of application.
Persons losing their certification by allowing the application window to elapse without successful completion of the ABNM Recertification examination will be required to complete the original (i.e. written and oral exam) ABNM examination process and all application/eligibility requirements at the time of the re-application will apply.