To participate in FMCLA, you will need to complete an application that will be reviewed and approved by ABFM, just as you have done previously for the one-day examination. There is no additional cost for the Family Medicine Certification Longitudinal Assessment (FMCLA) program. You will continue with the same payment plan you selected in your first three-year stage and the same fees will apply.

2024 FMCLA Application Dates

Deadline Description Date

Registration Begins
(Online Application Available)

October 20, 2023
Last Day to Complete Application & Have Full Three Months to Answer the 1st Quarter Questions January 1, 2024

First Deadline to Submit Online Application
(No Late Fee Assessed)

January 22, 2024
Deadline to Submit Special Testing Accommodations Documentation for Quarter 1 Participation February 29, 2024
Final Deadline to Submit Online Application for Q1 Participation
(Includes $100 Non-Refundable Fee)
March 18, 2024
Last Day to Complete All Certification Activity Requirements for Examination for Q1 Participation March 18, 2024
Last Day to Clear Pending Application Requirements for Q1 Participation March 25, 2024
Deadline to Complete Q1 Questions
(Applications completed After Deadline Will Begin Participation with 25 Deferred Questions)
March 31, 2024

ADA Accommodations

You may request additional time for answering questions via the online application.  If accommodations become necessary after the application process is completed, you may submit a written request to [email protected]

Stage Requirements

Participating in FMCLA is equivalent to taking the one-day examination. As such, it only satisfies your examination requirement. Regardless of which method you select for your examination, you will need to continue to meet all other certification requirements in order to remain board certified by ABFM. Each three-year stage includes the following activity and CME requirements:

Application Withdraw 

You may withdraw your FMCLA application and switch to the one-day examination on, or before, the final deadline to submit your online application. This can be done through your MyABFM Portfolio. Your fee will simply be transferred from one application to the other.

If your FMCLA application has reached an approved status before you choose to withdraw, you will need to contact ABFM for assistance in switching to the one-day examination application at [email protected] or 877-223-7437.