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Board Certification for Physicians

Physicians can obtain board certification in Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine through the American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM) and the American Board of Preventive Medicine (ABPM), with a current certification from one of the 24 primary member boards of the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS). Physicians must submit an application to the board through which they are certified. Physicians certified by an ABMS member board other than ABEM and ABPM and who fulfill the eligibility criteria must apply to ABPM. Upon successful completion of the examination, certification is awarded by the board through which the physician submitted the application.

Physicians interested in pursuing board certification in Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine should contact ABEM and ABPM directly for exam dates, application deadlines and fees, and eligibility requirements.

Exams are also given for Osteopathic Medicine Physicians by the American Osteopathic College of Occupational and Preventive Medicine (AOCUHM)


3000 Coolidge Road 
East Lansing, MI 48823
Phone: 517.332.4800
Fax: 517.332.6370
Main Website:
UHM Certification webpage:

Physicians certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM) who also hold an ABEM-issued subspecialty certificate are no longer required to maintain their core Emergency Medicine (EM) certification as long as they are participating in an ABEM-accepted Maintenance of Certification Program. ABEM believes that physicians who continue to practice Emergency Medicine in addition to their subspecialty should continue to maintain their EM certification.

Acceptable MOC Programs are:

  • An ABEM subspecialty specific MOC program
  • An MOC program of another ABMS Member Board (e.g. ABPM for UHM certificate holders)

Physicians with questions are encouraged to contact ABEM at 517-332-4800, ext. 387 or

ABEM Eligibility Criteria for Certification

ABEM will NOT provide us with a list, so if you are Board Certified through ABEM and would like to be added to this list, please contact


111 W. Jackson Blvd., Ste. 1340
Chicago, IL 60604
Phone: 312.939.2276
Fax: 312.939.2218
Main Website:
UHM Certification Webpage:

ABPM Eligibility Criteria for Certification & Application

Click here for the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine ABPM Continuing Certification Program (CCP) PCPI Activity Part IV
UHMS PCPI Part IV CCP Application

Note: This packet is for diplomates undergoing the Board Certification process through American Board of Preventive Medicine to satisfy Maintenance of Certification Part 4 requirement.

ABPM Transitional MOC/CCP Requirements: