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|Choice of Dates||November 3, 2021|
December 1, 2020
ABPN Diplomates must apply and pay online. Diplomates from a board other than ABPN must apply through their respective board.
|Application Deadline||June 15, 2021|
|Late Application Deadline||June 22, 2021|
|Examination Fee||$1200 (an installment payment option is available in Folios)|
|Late Application Fee||$0 (waived due to COVID)|
|Scheduling Instructions Emailed by American Board of Internal Medicine||
|2021 Board Policies Manual||2022 ABPN General Information and Board Policies|
|2021 Information for Applicants||2021 Sleep Medicine Certification Information for Applicants|
|2021 Content Blueprint from American Board of Internal Medicine||2021 Sleep Medicine Certification Content Blueprint|
|Next Choice of Dates||
|Examination Schedule||ABPN Examination Schedule|
*Application deadlines are at 11:59 p.m. CST.
** Diplomates from ABA, ABFM, ABIM, ABOto and ABP are required to apply for certification through their respective boards.
The Sleep Medicine Certification Program, developed by the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM), the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP), the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN), and the American Board of Otolaryngology (ABOto) for diplomates in internal medicine, pediatrics, psychiatry and neurology, and otolaryngology is designed to recognize excellence among physicians who are specialists in the care of patients with sleep problems and specific sleep disorders. Sleep medicine encompasses a multidisciplinary body of knowledge regarding the anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, pathophysiology, and pharmacology of sleep and wakefulness, and their disorders.
The examination will be administered to candidates from the ABIM, ABP, ABPN, and ABOto at the same time in the same testing centers. Participation in the certification program is voluntary. Certification is not required of practitioners in this field, and the certificate does not confer privilege to practice.
This is a brief summary of training requirements and not intended to be all inclusive. Read the current Information for Applicants publication for all requirements for Initial Certification in Sleep Medicine.
To achieve certification in sleep medicine, candidates from the ABPN must hold a valid certificate in psychiatry, neurology, or neurology with special qualification in child neurology and fulfill all of the following requirements:
After the 2011 examination, all applicants other than those initially approved during the practice pathway period are required to submit documentation of successful completion of one year of ACGME-accredited sleep medicine fellowship training.
Read the ABIM blog on Sleep Medicine.