Common questions about the ABS Continuous Certification Program
Diplomates should maintain their Continuous Certification information on an ongoing basis, pertaining to how they are meeting program requirements such as CME, hospital or surgical center privileges (if clinically active), references, and participation in practice improvement activities. These should be updated no less than every five years. A 12-month operative log (in any specialty) is also required at 10-year intervals. Submitting this information is an entirely online process, although the information you submit may be subject to audit.
Check your status anytime at My Continuous Certification to view when items are due and submit any necessary information. We will also keep you regularly informed of your status.