Maintenance of Certification

End of Year ABFM Deadlines Approaching

Board-certified family physicians with a certification stage ending on December 31, 2022, are encouraged to log into their MyABFM Portfolio to confirm they have completed any and all outstanding requirements. This includes physicians who last completed their exam requirement in 2013, 2016, or 2019. 

Physicians in the 2020-2022 cohort who do not complete their stage requirements by December 31, 2022, will no longer be board certified.

To help with these outstanding requirements, physicians can check out the 5 Tips to Avoid the Rush Handout.

If you any questions or need further assistance, please contact the ABFM Support Center at 877-223-7437 or by email at

ABFM Announces Certification Fee Reductions

ABFM recently announced several fee reductions associated with maintaining certification. The new changes offer lower associated costs for participation in Family Medicine Certification and are effective immediately. More details can be found on the ABFM website.

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Periodically, the WAFP offers group Knowledge Self-Assessment sessions to help our members meet their ABFM Maintenance of Certification requirements. We do not have any sessions scheduled at this time. Stay tuned for more information on our next KSA opportunity. 
Additional Details:

At the session attendees will work together to complete the Knowledge Self-Assessment of the topic content area. Upon passing the assessment you will receive 10 ABFM Certification Points and 8 CME Credits

  • Attendees will discuss and complete the 60 questions that make up the Knowledge-Self Assessment
  • WAFP will report answers from the group session directly to the ABFM on your behalf
    • The Clinical Self-Assessment is now optional and may be completed on your own for an additional 5 ABFM Certification Points and 4 CME Credits. (This was previously required under the old SAM format.)

ABFM Information:

If this is your first step in the Family Medicine Certification process, please be sure to contact the ABFM (877-223-7437) and obtain your ABFM ID.  If you do not recall your password, please use the “Help! I forgot my password and/or username” link on the ABFM website to reset your password. If you have any questions about how many Family Medicine Certification activities are required for you at this time and/or when you need to complete them, the ABFM can assist you.  

The ABFM charges a Certification Process Fee; the amount varies depending on your re-election cycle. This fee is in addition to the cost to participate in our program. You do not need to pay the Certification Process Fee in advance to earn credit for participation in the program. 


The WAFP must receive notice of cancellation in writing no later than 3 weeks prior to the start of the event. Requests for full cancellations will be refunded less a $50 administrative fee. View full Cancellation Policy.

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