American Board of Medical Microbiology (ABMM)

The American Board of Medical Microbiology certifies the expertise of doctoral-level microbiologists seeking to direct medical and public health microbiology laboratories. ABMM certification is recognized by federal and state governmental agencies as a significant component toward meeting licensure requirements to direct laboratories engaged in the microbiological diagnosis of human disease. It 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.

ABMM Exam Information
Information about eligibility, exam content, pass rate, practice questions, and test administration. The application deadline for the June exam is April 1.

ABMM Diplomates Directory
Search for fellow Diplomates and update your contact information.

The ABMM requires its Diplomates to recertify by continuing education once every three years. The deadline is January 31.

Verification of ABMM certification is not available online. If you are interested in verifying the certification of an ABMM Diplomate, please email your request to with an authorization of release form signed by the Diplomate in question.