Clinical Informatics Subspecialty Board Examination

The examination for certification in the subspecialty of Clinical Informatics takes place in October. It will be a one day, multiple choice examination administered at Pearson VUE Professional Centers throughout the United States and several international sites.

American Board of Preventive Medicine (ABPM)

All ABMS member boards have agreed to allow their diplomates to take the clinical informatics subspecialty examination if they are otherwise eligible. The ABPM website provides information about eligibility for the exam and online application.

Core Content for the Subspecialty of Clinical Informatics as outlined in the JAMIA March 2009 articles by Gardner et al.

ABPM Application Fees and Deadlines

Full information regarding application fees and deadlines is available here.

You will need to create an account at to download the application.

ABPM Clinical Informatics Requirements

The online application will be available from April 3 through June 30 on the ABPM website at

ABMS Member Board Certification: Current certification by at least one of the Member Boards of ABMS is required. A complete list of ABMS member boards is available on the ABMS website at

Those physicians board certified by the American Board of Pathology (ABPath) must apply through ABPath.  All other physicians who meet the eligibility requirements must apply through the ABPM.

ABPM Contact information

111 W Jackson Blvd, Suite 1110
Chicago, Illinois 60604
Phone: 312-939- 2276
Fax: 312-939-2218
Web site:

American Board of Pathology (ABP)

ABPath Application Fees and Deadlines

Full information regarding eligibility and application download are available.

ABPath Clinical Informatics Requirements

Complete information is available on the American Board of Pathology website

Certification in Clinical Informatics is a joint and equal function of the ABP and the American Board of Preventive Medicine (ABPM). Such function relates to qualification of applicants, standards of examinations, and the form of the certificate.

ABPath Contact information

Mailing Address:
The American Board of Pathology
PO Box 25915
Tampa, Florida 33622-5915

FAX: (813) 289-5279

Express Mail Address:
The American Board of Pathology
4830 W. Kennedy Blvd, Suite 690
Tampa, Florida 33609-2571

ABP Contact