Important!!! Final Deadline for COVID Extensions from 2020, 2021
The American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM) has provided a deadline extension to all physicians who had a three-year certification stage that would have ended in 2020 or 2021. This extension will conclude for both groups on Thursday, June 30, 2022.

There are many new resources available to help physicians with meeting their certification requirements and the ABFM wants to support those physicians to maintain their certification without a lapse. For a complete summary of what’s new with certification and tips to help physicians complete their current stage, please review What’s New with ABFM Certification.

It’s important to note that the current stage extension overlaps with the physician’s next stage. The sooner they complete their current stage requirements, the more time those physicians will have to complete their new stage that will end in 2023 or 2024, respectively.

Physicians are strongly encouraged to look at their ABFM requirements soon, especially if they have a Thursday, June 30, 2022 deadline. Questions? Contact the ABFM Support Center at 877.223.7437.

ABFM National Journal Club
The ABFM National Journal Club (NJC) became a permanent option for physicians to be able to fulfill their Knowledge Self-Assessment (KSA) and certification points requirement beginning January 1, 2022. Forty-five (45) new articles have recently been added for physicians to choose from.

Alternative KSA Activities for 2022
The ABFM offers several alternative Self-Assessment activities for physicians who need to complete their continuous certification cycle and has collaborated with organizations to bring additional activities to support members’ self-assessment and life-long learning. These activities may be of interest to physicians working in emergency departments/urgent care settings, those wishing to enhance their knowledge of care of children and adolescents, and those who want to learn more about health equity.


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