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Certification Activities

To maintain your certification, you are required to earn a total of 50 certification points by completing self-assessment and performance improvement activities. Each certification activity is assigned a point value to help you track your progress toward completing your 50-point requirement.


Designed to help family physicians identify gaps in knowledge through regular participation in self-assessment activities.

Requirement: Earn 10 points by completing a minimum of one (1) Knowledge Self-Assessment, or its equivalent.

  • One (1) Knowledge Self-Assessment activity.
  • Four (4) quarters of Continuous Knowledge Self-Assessment activities.
  • Ten (10) National Journal Club article assessments.

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Performance Improvement

Designed to support high-quality patient care, this component will help family physicians identify an improvement opportunity or a performance gap, implement a change in care delivery, and measure the impact of that change to their patients/practice.

Requirement: Earn 20 points by completing a minimum of one (1) Performance Improvement activity.

Choose from a variety of ABFM-developed activities or design your own project through a self-directed activity.

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To earn the remaining 20 certification points to complete the 50-point requirement, you may complete additional self-assessment or performance improvement activities, or choose from a variety of alternative activities. Please visit your MyABFM Portfolio to view all available activities.

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