Individuals who are considered no longer tracking to board certification or who have lost certification could be a result of:

  • Timed-out due to not completing all certification requirements within the timelines specified
  • Loss of license(s) involuntarily (CC requirement)
  • Disciplinary actions taken by state medical board
  • Legal infraction
  • and more….

Individuals eligible to take the oral examination because the time limits for taking it have expired or because they have failed the oral examination three or more times are eligible to retake the primary examination for credit toward certification.

Even after repassing the primary examination, these individuals may not hold themselves out to patients, hospitals, other health facilities, employers, medical societies, associations, payors, or the public as “board eligible,” “tracking toward certification,” “in the certification process” or otherwise to that effect.  Having once exited the process, such individuals are no longer considered to be in the certification process until and unless they successfully complete all requirements for certification and are awarded their certificate.