The ABMM is recognized under the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988 final rule and in all 12 states that require licensure: California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Montana, Nevada, New York, North Dakota, Rhode Island, Tennessee and West Virginia.
EligibilityDoctoral-level microbiologists with at least ONE of the following:
- three years of experience, as defined in the PDF below.
- two years of CPEP training
- an internal medicine/infectious disease fellowship or AP/CP residency, in addition to:
- one year of an American Board of Pathology (ABP) fellowship or
- completion of a Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada three-year medical microbiology/infectious disease or five-year medical microbiology residency.
Application Deadline: April 1
Application Fees: $450 for ASM members and $575 for non-members
Exam InformationExam Period: June 1-June 30
Scores Published: September 1
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