Diplomates have time-limited board certification status for seven years. Recertification requires submitting an application and taking the certification examination.
Once recertification is required, the following items must be submitted with the examination application.
Qualifications for Recertification
1. A copy of each of the state, providence or jurisdictional licenses in which the applicant currently practices medicine.
2. Proof of completion of U.S. or Canadian medical residency.
3. Active board certification in an American Board of Medical Specialties (“ABMS”) member board or osteopathic medicine equivalent.
4. A minimum of seventy (70) credit hours of continuing medical education (CME) recognized by the American Medical Association Physician Recognition Award (AMA PRA) Category 1 Credits on the topic of obesity are required for recertification. At least thirty five (35) credit hours must be obtained by participation and attendance at a conference. The other thirty (35) credit hours may be obtained by at-home CME activity. The seventy (70) credit hours can be completed within the seven (7) years prior to recertification. A copy of the applicant’s CME certificates should accompany the application.