American Board of Family Medicine End-of-Year Updates

ABFM’S Looming December 31 Deadline

Board-certified family physicians with a certification stage ending on December 31, 2022, are encouraged to log into their MyABFM Portfolio to confirm they have completed all outstanding requirements. This includes physicians who last completed their exam requirement in 2013, 2016, or 2019. 

Physicians in the 2020-2022 cohort who do not complete their stage requirements by December 31, 2022, will no longer be board certified.

To help with these outstanding requirements, physicians can check out the 5 Tips to Avoid the Rush Handout.

If you have any questions or need further assistance, please have contact the ABFM Support Center at 877-223-7437 or by email at

ABFM Announces Certification Fee Reductions

ABFM recently announced several fee reductions associated with maintaining certification. The new changes offer lower associated costs for participation in Family Medicine Certification and are effective immediately. 

Additionally, the annual fee for ABFM Continuing Certification will remain at $200 per year. This fee has not changed since 2012, when it was reduced from $235 per year to $200 per year. ABFM remains committed to ensuring board certification remains valuable to family physicians strive to provide the highest quality of care to their patients and communities.