Board Certification

The American Board of Regenerative Medicine (ABRM)

The American Board of Regenerative Medicine (ABRM) represents certification authority of the evolving specialty of Regenerative Medicine. In conjunction with the AARM, ABRM strives to develop Graduate Medical Education programs and set education and certification standards. As such, ABRM is not affiliated or a member of the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS).

The American Board of Regenerative Medicine (ABRM) Board Certification program is designed to evaluate knowledge competency in the field of Regenerative Medicine with the goal of improved patient care. Successful candidates will be granted Diplomat status with the American Board of Regenerative Medicine (DABRM). The ABRM Board Certification process establishes didactic basic and clinical science competency in the field of Regenerative Medicine. ABRM does not evaluate clinical competency or define a physician's scope of practice within the specialty of Regenerative Medicine.

All ABRM board certified physicians must comply with the AARM Code of Ethics in Regenerative Medicine to maintain certification. As of the 2018 examination cycle, ABRM board certification is time limited to 5 years. Recertification requires successful completion of the ABRM written examination.

ABRM is currently only offering board certification for physicians practicing Musculoskeletal or Plastic/Cosmetic Regenerative Medicine in compliance with local, state and federal guidelines governing Regenerative Medicine disciplines.

Requirements for Physician Eligibility (U.S. Applicants)*

1. Successful graduation from accredited U.S. allopathic (M.D.) or osteopathic (D.O.) medical school

2. Completion of ACGME/AOA approved post-graduate residency training (minimum of 3 years required)

3. Board Certification by ABMS/AOA approved Specialty Board

4. Minimum 1 Year experience in the practice of Regenerative Medicine.                                                                                                                   Physicians must submit a case log** of consultations and procedures pertinent to Regenerative Medicine                                                                 performed during the 1 year period prior to the application

5. Minimum of 25% of practice dedicated to Regenerative Medicine

6. Successful review of scope of practice, training and ethics by ABRM Board of Directors (CV, Scope of RM experience, website review)

7. AARM membership in good standing

8. Applicant must be in good standing with all state and federal licensing agencies, without prior or current restrictions.

9. All ABRM board eligible physicians must attend the ABRM Board Certification Review Course prior to the ABRM written examination.

10. All ABRM board eligible physicians must abide by the AARM Code of Ethics in Regenerative Medicine to obtain and maintain ABRM certification. Failure to abide by the AARM Code of Ethics may lead to revocation of ABRM certification.

* AABRM reserves the right to deny any application for Board Certification                                                                                                                         


Requirements for physician Eligibility (International Applicants)*

1. Successful graduation from accredited medical school in the native country

2. Completion of post-graduate medical education sanctioned by the native country's official medical education certifying body (minimum 3 years required)

3. Completion of specialty certifying examination and licensing process (if applicable)

4. Minimum 1 Year experience in the practice of Regenerative Medicine. Physicians must submit a case log** of consultations and procedures pertinent to Regenerative Medicine performed during the 1 year period prior to the application. Log must be submitted in English.

5. Minimum of 10% of practice dedicated to Regenerative Medicine

6. Successful review of credentials, training and scope of practice review by ABRM Board of Directors  (CV, Scope of RM experience, website review)

7. Current AABRM Membership in good standing

8. Applicant in good standing with the country's local, state and federal health care agencies

9. All ABRM board eligible physicians must attend the ABRM Board Certification Review Course prior to the ABRM written examination.

* AABRM reserves the right deny any application for Board Certification



Requirements for scientist eligibility (U.S. and international)

1. Successful graduation from accredited science related Ph.D. program

2. Minimum of 1 year experience in the field of Regenerative Medicine Research of at least 50% of research dedicated to Regenerative Medicine

3. Successful review of credentials by the ABRM Board of Directors*

* AABRM reserves the right deny any application for Board Certification


 

Requirements for Scientist certification (u.S. and international)

1. All ABRM board eligible scientists must attend the ABRM Board Certification Review Course prior to the ABRM written examination.

2. Successful completion of the ABRM written examination (min. 70% passing score) 

*Diploma is issued as 'Diplomat of the American Board of Regenerative Medicine - Regenerative Sciences'


 

Recertification Requirements

Starting in 2018, the ABRM Board Certification in Regenerative Medicine is time-limited to 5 years. In order to maintain an active Board Certification, all board certified members are required to recertify. Recertification requires a passing score on the ABRM written re-certification examination. ABRM Diplomates must maintain active membership in AARM in order to maintain the certification.


Failure to Pass Written Examination

Examinees have three (3) consecutive opportunities to pass the written or examination. Failure to pass on the third attempt makes the applicant ineligible to enter the ABRM examination process for a minimum of 1 (one) year.