The American Board of Pediatrics
Founded in 1933 and governed by pediatricians, the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) is an independent, nonprofit organization whose certificate is recognized throughout the world as a credential signifying a high level of physician competence. Certification by the ABP has one objective -- to promote excellence in medical care for children and adolescents. ABP certification provides assurance to the public that a general pediatrician or pediatric subspecialist has successfully completed accredited training and fulfills continuous evaluation requirements that encompass the six core competencies. The ABP awards certificates in General Pediatrics and in 14 subspecialty areas. Staff and leadership of the ABP will be on hand to answer questions and assist diplomates who need information about their certification status and requirements.