The National Board of Physicians and Surgeons (NBPAS) is committed to providing certification that ensures physician compliance with national standards and promotes lifelong learning.

Dr Teirstein debating Dr Lois Margaret Nora, CEO of the American Board of Medical Specialties at the California Medical Association (CMA) annual House of Delegates meeting in Sacramento, CA on October 16th, 2016

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Application takes < 15 minutes to complete. You will need:

  1. Previous certification by an ABMS or AOA member board
  2. Valid license to practice medicine, your medical license number, and your NPI number
  3. At least 50 hours of ACCME accredited CME within the past 24 months (physicians-in-training are exempt)
  4. For selected specialties, active hospital or outpatient facility privileges in that specialty
  5. Clinical privileges in certified specialty have not been permanently revoked
View full certification requirements

Specialties Offered

All current ABMS and AOA specialties are offered. To view current specialties offered, click here.