ACEP Recognized Certifying Bodies in Emergency Medicine

Revised and approved by the ACEP Board of Directors June 2014

Reaffirmed and approved by the ACEP Board of Directors April 2014, October 2008, October 2002

Originally approved by the ACEP Board of Directors March 1998

The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) recognizes and supports the American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM) as the sole American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) certifying body for emergency medicine. ACEP also acknowledges and values its special relationship with ABEM, which includes ACEP's role as an original sponsor and founder and continuing sponsor of ABEM, and its privilege and responsibility to submit nominations for membership on the Board of Directors of ABEM.

ACEP recognizes the American Osteopathic Board of Emergency Medicine (AOBEM) as a certifying body in emergency medicine, under the jurisdiction of the American Osteopathic Association (AOA), limited to osteopathic physicians.

ACEP recognizes the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) as an ABMS certifying body in pediatrics that provides subspecialty certification for pediatricians in the subspecialty of pediatric emergency medicine.

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