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Sports Medicine

certifying organization info

American Board of Pediatrics
Sports Medicine
111 Silver Cedar Court, Chapel Hill
NC 27514-1651


A candidate for subspecialty certification must have achieved initial certification in general pediatrics and continue to maintain current general pediatrics certification in order to take a subspecialty 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 entered training in sports medicine on or after January 1, 2001, are required to complete 1 year of training in a program accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.

Sports Medicine Website


Work Experience Required? No

Either training or work experience required, but not both? Yes

Oral or Written Exam Required? Yes

Renewal Required? Every 10 Year(s)

Renew through Continuing Educational Units(CEU)? Yes

Renew through Re-Examination? Yes

Renew through Continuing Professional Development(CPD)? Yes

Does applicant have choice of at least two options from above for renewal (CEU, CPD, or exam)? No

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