Verify Certification

Verifying Certification Status

Is My Physician Certified?

The American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) offers an online verification of certification status of physicians at This site includes board-certified pathologists (ABPath diplomates) at no charge to the public.

When reviewing the certification status please note:

  • Certifications issued by ABPath prior to 1/1/2006 are non-time limited (or lifetime) certificates and do not require participation in the Continuing Certification (CC) Program. These diplomates may opt to voluntarily participate in the CC program.
  • Certifications issued by ABPath after 1/1/2006 require current participation in the CC Program to remain valid.

Official Primary Source Verification Request

The American Board of Pathology (ABPath) 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 link below.

As of 9/8/2022 all verification requests must be made through the ABPath’s online request and payment system.

Follow the link below to request a primary source verification and make the credit card payment. The verification letter will be sent via email approximately 5-7 days after the payment is processed. A hard copy of the verification letter with an embossed seal will be sent through the mail.

Verification Request & Credit Card Payment site

Memorandum to Credentialing Administrators

For questions regarding verifications, contact us at [email protected].