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The National Board of Physicians and Surgeons (NBPAS) is committed to providing board re-certification for both MDs and DOs that ensures physician compliance with national standards and promotes lifelong learning.

Why Certify with NBPAS

  • Low cost for recertification
  • Re-certification with NO exams, only CMEs
  • Certification for every ABMS recognized specialty and sub-specialties
  • Certify MD’s and DO’s

Board Certification Without MOC

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Compliance & Standards

Certification available for MD’s and DO’s, plus every ABMS recognized specialties and sub-specialties.

Fast & Easy Process

Our application process only takes 15 minutes. Re-certification without exams, only CME’s.

NBPAS Board Certification Requirements

Before applying, make sure you meet these requirements:

  1. Previous initial certification by an ABMS or AOA member board
  2. Current, unrestricted medical license and NPI number
  3. At least 50-100 hours of ACCME-accredited CME  (depending on status of prior board certification) completed within the past 24 months (physicians-in-training are exempt)
  4. Active hospital or outpatient facility privileges are required for selected specialties
  5. Clinical privileges have not been permanently revoked

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Accepting Hospitals

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Volunteer Advocates

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Video Resources

Maintenance Of Certification debate & informational videos.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is NBPAS “accepted” or “recognized” by hospitals, payers (i.e. insurance companies), and state medical boards?

This is the most common question we receive. It is important to understand what ”accepted” or “recognized” means with respect to these types of organizations.
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If I am currently board certified but not due for re-certification for several years, should I still certify with NBPAS?

YES! While you could wait, the more physicians NBPAS certifies, the stronger and more influential it will be. This is a grass roots organization. We need your support.
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What specialties are offered?

We are currently accepting applications for all ABMS and AOA specialties. Check out our full list of specialties by clicking here.
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When applying for certification for multiple specialties, do I need all 50 hours in every specialty?

No, a total of 50 CME hours in any of the specialties applied for is sufficient.
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If I am grandfathered in a specialty (i.e. my ABMS member certification never expires) do I need to have 50 or 100 hours of CME?

If you are grandfathered in a specialty, your certification has not, by definition, expired and you only need to submit at least 50 hours (not 100 hours) of CMEs completed in the past 24 months.
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