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|Choice of Dates||September 13-14, 2021|
|Application Available||November 2, 2020|
|Application Deadline||February 9, 2021|
|Late Application Deadline||March 2, 2021|
|Examination Fee||$1245 (an installment payment option is available in Folios)|
|Late Application Fee||$0 (waived due to COVID)|
|Scheduling Instructions Emailed||July 6, 2021|
|2021 Board Policies Manual||2021 ABPN General Information and Board Policies|
|2021 IFA||2021 Psychiatry CERT Information for Applicants|
|2021 Content Specifications||2021 Psychiatry CERT Content Specifications|
|Format and Scoring||Psychiatry CERT Format and Scoring|
|Next Choice of Dates||
September 12-13, 2022
|Psychiatry Certification Demonstration Exam|
Beginning in 2016, the only pathway to board certification is the computer-administered Psychiatry Certification examination. All psychiatrists who wish to pursue board certification will be required to submit documentation of satisfactory performance in the evaluation of clinical skills completed in an ACGME-accredited program as part of the ABPN credentialing process. Training programs approved by the Residency Review Committees and accredited by the ACGME can be found in the current edition of the Graduate Medical Education Directory published by the AMA or on their website www.acgme.org.
Credentialing requirements for the Psychiatry Certification examination can be found on this website. Please contact our credentials department at 847.229.6510 if you have questions regarding the clinical skills assessments or the examination format.
Candidates in the specialty of psychiatry are those in the field of psychiatry, who are seeking ABPN Board Certification. Psychiatry is a specialty that involves the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of mental disorders, emotional disorders, psychotic disorders, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, substance-related disorders, sexual and gender identity disorders and adjustment disorders. Biologic, psychological, and social components of illnesses are explored and understood in treatment of the whole person. Tools used may include diagnostic laboratory tests, prescribed medications, evaluation and treatment of psychological and interpersonal problems with individuals and families, and intervention for coping with stress, crises, and other problems.
Subspecialties in psychiatry include; addiction psychiatry, brain injury medicine, child and adolescent psychiatry, clinical neurophysiology, forensic psychiatry, geriatric psychiatry, hospice and palliative medicine, pain medicine, psychosomatic medicine, and sleep medicine.