Learn about Continuous Certification
Continuous Certification documents a surgeon's ongoing commitment to professionalism, lifelong learning, and practice improvement following initial board certification. The new ABS Continuous Certification Program has been designed to provide flexible, high-quality, practice-related learning and assessment to support surgeons in their practice. As such, the ABS no longer issues 10-year certificates for general surgery, vascular surgery, pediatric surgery, surgical critical care or complex general surgical oncology.
As part of this program, an online assessment process has been introduced to replace the traditional recertification exam.
Diplomates will use the new assessment process to demonstrate their surgical knowledge on a continual basis. The assessments focus on the latest and most important developments in practice to assist diplomates in staying up to date.
Once a diplomate registers for their first assessment, they are enrolled in the Continuous Certification Program.
The Continuous Certification Assessment is...