ABAAHP How It Works

The ABAAHP Certification consists of a written exam and a set or written requirements. These requirement due not have to be submitted prior to sitting for the exam but are due within six months of completing it.

  • Membership in the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M)
  • Attendance at two or more consecutive A4M- approved/sponsored conferences.
  • An active, licensed Health Care Professional registration with any state, or a Ph.D. with a University affiliation, or a Ph.D. actively pursuing research in the field of medicine
  • A minimum of 5 years of clinical practice experience (residency training applicable)
  • No significant disciplinary actions against the applicant, or a written appeal including full disclosure of all disciplinary actions accompanied by a full explanation of those actions accompanied by a request for a waiver of this requirement
  • At least 150 hours of Continuing Medical Education (CME)/ CEU credits referable to the clinical practice and some aspect of preventive medicine, Anti-Aging medicine, nutritional medicine or diagnostic medicine during the past eight years. In nations where CME is not offered, exception to this requisite may be granted on an individual basis, as determined by case-by-case review by the ABAAHP Board
  • Submission of 5 multiple-choice examination questions, with correct answers supported by medical/scientific references
  • Passing score on written examination
  • Annual certification maintenance fee - $215

**To maintain ABAAHP certification, you must continue active membership in good standing in A4M.**

Written Exam Content

DURATION OF EXAM: 3 hours
OFFICIAL LANGUAGE OF EXAM: English
EXAM CONTENT:

  • Fundamentals of Preventative Medicine: 6-10%
  • Mechanisms of Aging and Disease & Lifespan Research: 8-12%
  • Cardiovascular Disease: 10-16%
  • Cognitive and Neurodegenerative Diseases & Impairments: 10-16%
  • Diagnostics & Assessments: 5-8%
  • Endocrinology: 5-8%
  • Immune System & Infectious Diseases: 4-6%
  • Metabolic Dysfunctions & Diseases: 8-12%
  • Musculoskeletal Diseases & Impairments: 3-5%
  • Respiratory Diseases & Impairments: 2-3%
  • Sensory System Diseases & Impairments: 1-3%
  • Sexual-Reproductive System Diseases & Impairments: 1-3%
  • Cancer: 6-10%

*Percentages are estimates for general informational purposes; not to be construed as guarantee of actual exam composition.

*Dispensing of prescriptive agents (including dosing) excluded.

RECOMMENDED RESOURCES: The ABAAHP Review Kit

Credentials after completion

ABAAHP candidates shall not use the term "Diplomate” until they have completed both the written exam and all requirements. .

The American Board of Anti-Aging Medicine makes information on the status of health practitioners as Diplomates to medical professionals and the general public. The complete listing of "Diplomate" health practitioners is presented in the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine's Anti-Aging Physicians Directory. This publication is made available to members and non-members of A4M. Patients requesting physician referrals from A4M may be directed to physicians based on this information.

Any practitioners who is using the credential "Diplomate" by ABAAHP erroneously or falsely that is brought to the attention of the ABAARM Ethics Committee and shall be issued a notification letter to cease until such time as he/she has passed the examination section as appropriate to the credential. Said notice may remain as a permanent part of the individual's academic credentials file if so deemed appropriate by the ABAARM Ethics Committee.

The American Board of Anti-Aging Medicine (ABAARM) advises all ABAAHP candidates that the only recognized preparatory session for ABAAHP Written Examination is that which is conducted by ABAARM. ABAAHP candidates will be notified of ABAARM Official Review Classes by the Board Coordinator. No instruction, either of a formal or casual nature, arranged or offered by parties other than ABAARM, are sanctioned by ABAARM or A4M.