Board certification must be achieved within the timeframe set by the specialty board to within five years of completing residency or fellowships training, whichever is earlier. When recertification is required, recertification must be obtained within two years.
Medical Staff Members
- Physicians: MD applicants must be board certified or board eligible in their primary specialty or subspecialty by an American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) member board. DO applicants must be board certified or board eligible in their primary specialty or subspecialty by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA).
- Oral surgeons who are not physicians: DDS and DMD applicants who are oral surgeons but not physicians must be board certified or board eligible by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (ABOMS).
- Podiatrics: DPM applicants must be board certified or board eligible by the American Board of Podiatrics Medicine or the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery
Advanced Practice Providers:
Advanced Applicant Provider (APP) applicants for clinical privileges must be certified by the appropriate board and meet any recertification requirements, as follows:
- Certified nurse midwife must be certified by the American Midwifery Certification Board;
- Certified registered nurse anesthetists must be certifies by the National Board of Certification and Recertification for Nurse Anesthetists;
- Chiropractors must be certified by the National Board of Chiropractic Examination;
- Nurse practitioners must be certified by the American Nurses' Credentialing Center, American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, American Association on Critical Care Nurses, National Certification Corporation or the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board;
- Optometrists must be certified by the National Board of Examiners in Optometry;
- Physician assistants must be certified by the National Commission on the Certification of Physician Assistants.