Candidates interested in applying for primary certification examinations and diplomates already certified interested in applying for additional subspecialty certification examinations should familiarize themselves with the links on the left side of the page.
For the current requirements for board certification, please see the Booklet of Information.
An applicant is a physician who has never before applied for a certifying examination, or whose application was previously not approved for that examination.
When an applicant has received notice from the ABPath that the Credentials Committee has approved their application to take the ABPath examination, the applicant is now a candidate for certification and can declare himself/herself to be “board eligible”.
Registration is required for any individual whose application for an examination was approved, but the individual did not take or pass the examination. Registration consists of completing the online registration and certificate forms and paying the required fee.