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The ABP's certificate in General Pediatrics is awarded after all the following requirements have been met
Subspecialists may earn certification in their field after three additional years of training in a focused area such as pediatric infectious diseases. They must be evaluated and recommended by someone qualified to judge their work, and they must pass a demanding examination in their subspecialty.
As of 1988, certificates issued by the ABP are time-limited. To remain Board-certified, pediatricians with time-limited certificates must complete Maintenance of Certification (MOC). The MOC process recognizes the diplomate's commitment to professionalism, lifelong learning and self-evaluation, and the periodic evaluation of other competencies deemed necessary by the ABP for the continued provision of high-quality medical care.
A Board-certified pediatrician possesses a certificate from the ABP and is referred to as a "Diplomate" of the ABP. More detailed information on certification is available under the Certification tab.
The certification status of individuals certified by the ABP is available at our Verify Certification page.
Information about certification status can also be obtained by calling the ABP at 919-929-0461 or the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) at 1-866-ASK-ABMS (275-2267). Certified specialists are also listed under Is Your Doctor Certified at www.abms.org and in directories published by the ABMS. These include individual directories for each specialty and The Official ABMS Directory of Board Certified Medical Specialists, which can be found in many public and university libraries, hospital libraries, and medical school libraries.