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Retired from Practice

If you are retired from practice but would like to maintain your certification, ABFM offers a retired designation to indicate your practice status.

If you are retired from practice, you can self-designate this inside your MyABFM Portfolio to more accurately reflect your status as a family physician. ABFM’s Find a Physician directory will inform the public and credentialing entities of your retired status. If you are currently certified and self-designate as retired, your certification status will remain current until you are no longer meeting certification requirements. You may choose to maintain your certification for as long as you wish after retirement, as a number of Diplomates do, provided that you continue to meet each of the requirements for family medicine certification.

Senior Discount

A significant number of Diplomates continue to participate in family medicine certification well into their 70s, 80s, and 90s. If you are in this category of Diplomates, ABFM wants to recognize your dedication and commitment to our specialty by offering a 50% discount on your certification fees. If you are age 70 or over, initially certified, and have had at least one continuous certification, this payment option will be appropriately reflected in your MyABFM Portfolio.