About Certification

The American Board of Venous & Lymphatic Medicine offers certification in the specialty of phlebology. Certification demonstrates that physicians have met rigorous standards of education, experience, and evaluation. In order to become certified, a phlebologist must:

  • Complete the requisite training or experience qualifications.
  • Meet the continuing medical education requirements.
  • Pass the certification examination.

Benefits of Certification

Medical specialty certification in the United States is a voluntary process. While medical licensure sets the minimum competency requirements to diagnose and treat patients, it is not specialty specific. Certification demonstrates a physician's commitment and expertise in a particular specialty and/or subspecialty of medical practice.

With so many practitioners with varying degrees of experience in the field, it is vital for those physicians with a superior knowledge and experience base to be certified in order to demonstrate their expertise.

Upon successfully passing the exam, you will become a diplomate of the American Board of Venous & Lymphatic Medicine, receive a certification certificate, and have the option of being listed in the ABVLM "Find a Certified Phlebologist" database.

Length of Certification

After passing the written examination, a physician will be awarded a certificate acknowledging that he or she has met specific standards and qualifications and has passed the examination conducted by the Board. The certificate is a ten-year, time-limited certificate, subject to the Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program requirements.

Looking for basic information regarding our certification exam? Click here for the Exam Information pages.

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