Diplomates have historically been committed to the advancement of the specialty of endodontics and to life-long learning. Recognizing that the continued progression of our specialty requires that same commitment, the ABE implemented the Recertification requirement for those Diplomates who began the process with submission of their Preliminary Application after 1996.
Partnered with the honor of being a Diplomate is the obligation to maintain excellence in endodontic endeavors. We must continuously seek opportunities to learn, to expand our knowledge base, to improve and expand our clinical skills, to keep abreast of the latest technologies, to teach, to do research, and to contribute to our specialty by sharing our knowledge with others through reading, lecturing and publication.
The ABE developed the requirements for issuance of a new ten-year time-limited certificate incorporating the core values associated with the title of Diplomate, continuing education, authorship and teaching.
Although Certification maintenance is mandatory for only those Diplomates who hold time-limited certificates, all Diplomates are encouraged and welcome to participate in the process.
The Diplomate may begin to accumulate credits following his/her initial certification date, thus establishing the maintenance process as a continuing learning experience. The formal application for certification maintenance shall be made between the seventh and tenth year from the original date of Board Certification. Following approval of the application by the Directors of the American Board of Endodontics, the Diplomate will be issued a new ten-year time-limited certificate to date from the tenth anniversary of the initial certificate.
Download the Recertification Form