Certification: Anatomic Pathology

4830 W. Kennedy Blvd, Suite 690, Tampa, Florida 33609-2571

The ABP issues primary certificates in the fields of Anatomic Pathology and Clinical Pathology. Subspecialty certificates are issued in Blood Banking/Transfusion Medicine, Chemical Pathology, Clinical Informatics (in conjunction with the American Board of Preventive Medicine), Cytopathology, Hematology, Dermatopathology (in conjunction with the American Board of Dermatology), Forensic Pathology, Medical Microbiology, Molecular Genetic Pathology (in conjunction with the American Board of Medical Genetics), Neuropathology, and Pediatric Pathology. The ABP also issues certificates attesting to the voluntary recertification of previously certified Diplomates who hold a primary certificate by this Board.

More than two years of education or training after high school required?
More than two years of work experience required?
Oral or Written Exam Required?
Renewal Required?
Every 10 Year(s)
Renew through Continuing Educational Units(CEU)?
Renew through Re-Examination?
Renew through Continuing Professional Development(CPD)?
Does applicant have choice of at least two options from above for renewal (CEU, CPD, or exam)?


The certification has an education level of an Associates of Arts or Associates of Sciences degree or higher and has a work experience requirement of more than 2 years, or requires obtaining a ‘core’ level certification from the same organization.