The American Board of Anesthesiology

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The Primary Source for Official Verification of a Physician's ABA Certification Status


The ABA's Physician's Portal and the physician's certification verification tool are now back online. Click here to access a quick guide that will help you navigate the new Physician's Portal. If you have questions or experience any technical difficulties, please contact the ABA Communications Center at (866) 999-7501 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday.

Note: The Physician's Portal and physician's certification verification tool will be offline intermittently during the next few weeks while exam scores are being loaded.

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Written Confirmation of a Physician's Status

Inquiries about the current status of individuals should be addressed to the ABA office. In addition to the physician's full name (if applicable, include maiden name), inquiries should include other identification information if available (date of birth, ABA ID number). The fee for written confirmation of an individual's status is $35.00. The ABA responds to inquiries with one or more of the following statements:

  • The physician is certified by the ABA.
  • The physician is currently enrolled in MOCA.
    • The physician is participating in MOCA.
    • The physician is not participating in MOCA.
  • The physician currently is not clinically active.
  • The physician is retired from the practice of anesthesiology.
  • The physician was certified by the ABA from (date of certification) to (date certification expired).
  • The ABA revoked the physician’s certification, which had been in effect from (date of certification) to (date of revocation).
  • The physician is a candidate in the ABA examination system.
  • The physician has never been certified by the ABA.