A candidate for sleep medicine certification must have achieved initial certification in general pediatrics or in a subspecialty of pediatrics and continue to maintain certification in order to take a sleep medicine examination. No exceptions to this policy will be granted. The requirements for Maintenance of Certification (MOC) can be found on the ABP website. All candidates are urged to ensure that the requirements for MOC will be met in sufficient time to allow acceptance to the subspecialty certifying examination. Under certain circumstances, individuals registered for the general pediatrics certifying examination may apply for a pediatric subspecialty examination pending notification of the general pediatrics examination results. Before making application, contact the ABP for information.
Physicians who enter training in sleep medicine on or after July 1, 2009, are required to complete 1 year of training in a program accredited for training in sleep medicine by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) in the United States or the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC).
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