THE AMERICAN BOARD OF PATHOLOGY

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Updated Certificates

ABPath has adopted continuous certification and is no longer issuing certificates with a set expiration date. Updated certificates, with no expiration date, have additional language indicating that maintaining certification is contingent upon successful participation in the Continuing Certification (CC) Program.

Upon successful completion of your first 10-year Cycle, ABPath will provide you with a letter as early as November of Year 10 confirming successful 10-Year Cycle completion and that you can expect an updated certificate. The letter and accompanying Memo to Credentialing Administrators should explain that you are still certified and will receive an updated certification to any concerned hospitals, credentialers, etc.

Please be sure that your contact information in PATHway is current to ensure you receive your updated certificate. For diplomates issued more than one certificate by ABPath, certificates will be engraved and mailed to the current address as listed in PATHway prior to their individual expiration date. For example, 2009 certificates will be engraved and mailed by 2020, 2010 certificates by 2021, and so on until all eligible time-limited certificates have been updated without expiration dates.

Replacement Certifications

ABPath does not issue duplicate certificates. To request a replacement certificate to be engraved please complete and submit the Replacement Certificate Request Form. The replacement certificate will indicate that the certificate is a replacement and the date of the replacement. If more than one certificate needs to be replaced, a Replacement Certificate Request Form must be completed and submitted with payment for each certificate.

Change of Name

If your name has changed and you would like to update your ABPath records to reflect the change of name, you must complete the Name Change Request form and submit verification of legal name change with the request.  Acceptable verification is a marriage certificate or court order.  There is no fee associated with changing your name with ABPath.  However, if you would like to order a new certificate engraved with the updated name, the standard replacement fee applies.

Lapel Pins

Starting in 2017, the American Board of Pathology began awarding lapel pins to certified pathologists at certain milestones. Each lapel pin comes in its own velvet box with ABPath's logo printed on the inside. The board’s name is highlighted in blue enamel on the pin.

ABPath is also happy to offer additional or replacement pins to all pathologists who qualify through our Lapel Pin Order Form.

Silver Lapel Pins

Silver lapel pins are awarded when a physician becomes certified by ABPath for the first time. Any pathologist who is certified with ABPath is eligible to hold this pin.

Silver Pin

Gold Lapel Pins

Gold lapel pins are awarded when a pathologist completes their first Continuing Certification (CC) 10-Year Cycle. Any pathologist who has completed their first CC 10-Year Cycle is eligible to hold this pin.

ABPath Gold Lapel Pin

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