Board Certification

The American Board of Regenerative Medicine

ABRM will be offering the next Board Certification Review Course in Regenerative Medicine, at the American Biologics Regenerative Medicine Training Conference, February 24-25, 2018.

The American Board of Regenerative Medicine (ABRM) represents certification authority of the evolving specialty of Regenerative Medicine. In conjunction with the AARM, ABRM strives to develop Graduate Medical Education programs and set education and certification standards. As such, ABRM is not affiliated or a member of the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS).

The American Board of Regenerative Medicine (ABRM) Board Certification program is designed to evaluate knowledge competency in the field of Regenerative Medicine. Successful candidates will be granted Diplomat status with the American Board of Regenerative Medicine (DABRM). The ABRM Board Certification process establishes basic science competency as well as decision making in the practice of Regenerative Medicine. ABRM does not evaluate clinical competency or define a physician's scope of practice within the specialty of Regenerative Medicine.

Requirements for Physician Eligibility (U.S. Applicants)*

1. Successful graduation from accredited U.S. allopathic (M.D.) or osteopathic (D.O.) medical school

2. Completion of ACGME/AOA approved post-graduate residency training (minimum of 3 years required)

3. Board Certification by ABMS/AOA approved Specialty Board

4. Minimum 1 Year experience in the practice of Regenerative Medicine.                                                                                                                   Physicians must submit a case log** of consultations and procedures pertinent to Regenerative Medicine                                                                 performed during the 1 year period prior to the application

5. Minimum of 10% of practice dedicated to Regenerative Medicine

6. Successful review of scope of practice, training and ethics by ABRM Board of Directors (CV, Scope of RM experience, website review)

7. AARM membership in good standing

8. Applicant must be in good standing with all state and federal licensing agencies, without prior or current restrictions.

* AABRM reserves the right to deny any application for Board Certification                                                                                                                          ** The case log must be submitted to caselogs@aabrm.org


Requirements for physician Eligibility (International Applicants)*

1. Successful graduation from accredited medical school in the native country

2. Completion of post-graduate medical education sanctioned by the native country's official medical education certifying body (minimum 3 years required)

3. Completion of specialty certifying examination and licensing process (if applicable)

4. Minimum 1 Year experience in the practice of Regenerative Medicine. Physicians must submit a case log** of consultations and procedures pertinent to Regenerative Medicine performed during the 1 year period prior to the application. Log must be submitted in English.

5. Minimum of 10% of practice dedicated to Regenerative Medicine

6. Successful review of credentials, training and scope of practice review by ABRM Board of Directors  (CV, Scope of RM experience, website review)

7. Current AABRM Membership in good standing

8. Applicant in good standing with the country's local, state and federal health care agencies

* AABRM reserves the right deny any application for Board Certification

** The case log must be submitted to caselogs@aabrm.org



Requirements for scientist eligibility (U.S. and international)

1. Successful graduation from accredited science related Ph.D. program

2. Minimum of 1 year experience in the field of Regenerative Medicine Research

3. Successful review of credentials by the ABRM Board of Directors*

* AABRM reserves the right deny any application for Board Certification


Requirements for physician Certification (U.S. and International Applicants)

1. Successful completion of the ABRM written examination (min. 70% passing score).

2. Submission of 20 cases in Regenerative Medicine following written examination (submit to caselogs@aabrm.org).

3. Successful completion of the ABRM oral examination.

4. ABRM oral examination must be completed within 12 months of successful completion of the ABRM written examination.

ABRM written and oral examinations will be offered biannually


Requirements for Scientist certification (u.S. and international)

1. Successful completion of the ABRM written examination (min. 70% passing score) 

*Diploma is issued as 'Diplomat of the American Board of Regenerative Medicine - Regenerative Biology'


Case Submission Requirements

1. All patient identifiers must be removed prior to transmission to the ABRM.

2. All cases must be based on cell and/or tissue based consultations and procedures.

3. Case submissions must be the entire consultations and procedure notes.

4. All case submissions must be in English. International applicants must provide translations.

5. Case submissions must be provided at least 2 months prior to the oral examination.

6. Cases must be transmitted electronically to casesubmissions@aabrm.org.


Recertification Requirements

The ABRM Board Certification in Regenerative Medicine is time-limited to 5 years. In order to main an active Board Certification, all board certified members are required to recertify. Recertification requires a passing score on the ABRM written recertification examination.


Failure to Pass Written or Oral Examination

Examinees have three (3) consecutive opportunities to pass the written or oral examination. Failure to pass on the third attempt of either examination makes the applicant ineligible to enter the ABRM examination process for a minimum of three (3) years.