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Initial Certification Statistics
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Initial Certification Statistics

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Certification statistics through December 31, 2013

Specialty/Subspecialty Year Certification Began

Certificates Issued in 2013 Total Certificates* Issued as of December 31, 2013
Psychiatry
1935
1,589
55,426
Neurology
1935
602
17,327
Neurology with special qualification in Child Neurology
1968
104
2,268
Neuropsychiatry
1935
Last certificate awarded in 1969
827
Subspecialty of Addiction Psychiatry
1993
exam offered in 2014
2,206
Subspecialty of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
1959
536
8,628
Subspecialty of Clinical Neurophysiology
1992
239
2,556
Subspecialty of Epilepsy
2013
477
477
Subspecialty of Forensic Psychiatry
1994
174
2,125
Subspecialty of Geriatric Psychiatry
1991
exam offered in 2014
3,198
Subspecialty of Hospice and Palliative Medicine
2008
exam offered in 2014
104
Subspecialty of Neurodevelopmental Disabilities
2001
4
77
Subspecialty of Neuromuscular Medicine
2008
exam offered in 2014
622
Subspecialty of Pain Medicine
2000
16
305
Subspecialty of Psychosomatic Medicine
2005
115
1,286
Subspecialty of Sleep Medicine
2007
180
1,399
Subspecialty of Vascular Neurology
2005
exam offered in 2014
1,169

* total includes lapsed certificates


Certification statistics through December 31, 2012

Specialty/Subspecialty Year Certification Began

Certificates Issued in 2012 Total Certificates* Issued as of December 31, 2012
Psychiatry
1935
1,915
53,839
Neurology
1935
627
16,721
Neurology with special qualification in Child Neurology
1968
99
2,164
Neuropsychiatry
1935
Last certificate awarded in 1969
827
Subspecialty of Addiction Psychiatry
1993
104
2,206
Subspecialty of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
1959
522
8,092
Subspecialty of Clinical Neurophysiology
1992
exam offered in 2013
2,317
Subspecialty of Forensic Psychiatry
1994
exam offered in 2013
1,951
Subspecialty of Geriatric Psychiatry
1991
131
3,198
Subspecialty of Hospice and Palliative Medicine
2008
49
104
Subspecialty of Neurodevelopmental Disabilities
2001
exam offered in 2013
73
Subspecialty of Neuromuscular Medicine
2008
130
622
Subspecialty of Pain Medicine
2000
10
289
Subspecialty of Psychosomatic Medicine
2005
exam offered in 2013
1,171
Subspecialty of Sleep Medicine
2007
exam offered in 2013
1,219
Subspecialty of Vascular Neurology
2005
54
1,169

* total includes lapsed certificates


Certification statistics through December 31, 2011

Specialty/Subspecialty Year Certification Began

Certificates Issued in 2011 Total Certificates* Issued as of December 31, 2011
Psychiatry
1935
2,105
52,244
Neurology
1935
681
16,093
Neurology with special qualification in Child Neurology
1968
102
2,065
Neuropsychiatry
1935
Last certificate awarded in 1969
827
Subspecialty of Addiction Psychiatry
1993
exam offered in 2012
2,102
Subspecialty of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
1959
358
7,570
Subspecialty of Clinical Neurophysiology
1992
280
2,317
Subspecialty of Forensic Psychiatry
1994
137
1,951
Subspecialty of Geriatric Psychiatry
1991
exam offered in 2012
3,067
Subspecialty of Hospice and Palliative Medicine
2008
exam offered in 2012
49
Subspecialty of Neurodevelopmental Disabilities
2001
4
73
Subspecialty of Neuromuscular Medicine
2008
203
492
Subspecialty of Pain Medicine
2000
15
279
Subspecialty of Psychosomatic Medicine
2005
89
1,171
Subspecialty of Sleep Medicine
2007
416
1,219
Subspecialty of Vascular Neurology
2005
147
1,115

* total includes lapsed certificates


Certification statistics through December 31, 2010

Specialty/Subspecialty Year Certification Began

Certificates Issued in 2010 Total Certificates* Issued as of December 31, 2010

Psychiatry
1935
1,307
49,669
Neurology
1935
676
15,398
Neurology with special qualification in Child Neurology
1968
118
1,962
Neuropsychiatry
1935
Last certificate awarded in 1969
827
Subspecialty of Addiction Psychiatry
1993
70
2,102
Subspecialty of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
1959
280
7,212
Subspecialty of Clinical Neurophysiology
1992
exam offered in 2011
2,037
Subspecialty of Forensic Psychiatry
1994
exam offered in 2011
1,814
Subspecialty of Geriatric Psychiatry
1991
114
3,067
Subspecialty of Hospice and Palliative Medicine
2008
24
49
Subspecialty of Neurodevelopmental Disabilities
2001
exam offered in 2011
69
Subspecialty of Neuromuscular Medicine
2008
exam offered in 2011
289
Subspecialty of Pain Medicine
2000
12
264
Subspecialty of Psychosomatic Medicine
2005
exam offered in 2011
1,082
Subspecialty of Sleep Medicine
2007
exam offered in 2011
803
Subspecialty of Vascular Neurology
2005
exam offered in 2011
968

* total includes lapsed certificates


Certification statistics through December 31, 2009

Specialty/Subspecialty Year Certification Began

Certificates Issued in 2009 Total Certificates* Issued as of December 31, 2009

Psychiatry
1935
1,310
48,362
Neurology
1935
658
14,722
Neurology with special qualification in Child Neurology
1968
111
1,844
Neuropsychiatry
1935
Last certificate awarded in 1969
827
Subspecialty of Addiction Psychiatry
1993
exam offered in 2010
2,032
Subspecialty of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
1959
279
6,932
Subspecialty of Clinical Neurophysiology
1992
225
2,037
Subspecialty of Forensic Psychiatry
1994
121
1,814
Subspecialty of Geriatric Psychiatry
1991
exam offered in 2010
2,953
Subspecialty of Hospice and Palliative Medicine
2008
exam offered in 2010
25
Subspecialty of Neurodevelopmental Disabilities
2001
2
69
Subspecialty of Neuromuscular Medicine
2008
87
288
Subspecialty of Pain Medicine
2000
15
252
Subspecialty of Psychosomatic Medicine
2005
227
1,080
Subspecialty of Sleep Medicine
2007
463
803
Subspecialty of Vascular Neurology
2005
264
968

* total includes lapsed certificates


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