Certificate of Added Qualification

Pain Medicine One-Day Exam

ABFM has partnered with the American Board of Anesthesiology (ABA) to offer the one-day exam for Pain Medicine.

Application Information

To participate in the one-day exam, you must complete an application to be reviewed and approved by ABFM. The online application can be accessed in your MyABFM Portfolio during the open application period. Click here to review important application deadlines.

ABFM provides reasonable accommodations in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). More information regarding accommodations can be found in the Candidate Information Booklet.

Candidate Information Booklet

To assist you with your Pain Medicine application and results process, ABFM provides you with a Candidate Information Booklet that includes a comprehensive description of our requirements and policies. We recommend that you read this thoroughly before beginning the application process.


Test Center Selection

Once you have completed all application requirements, ABFM will notify the American Board of Anesthesiology (ABA) of your approved application and eligibility. ABA will contact you after application approval with information on selecting a test center. You may schedule an appointment online with ABA’s testing vendor, Pearson VUE, for any day in the exam window, depending on availability. Exam appointments are available on a first come, first served basis.

Exam Content

The Pain Medicine exam is developed in conjunction with the American Board of Anesthesiology, the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

For information about content included on the Pain Medicine exam, please visit the ABA Website.

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