Certification for Addiction Medicine Specialists

There are multiple pathways available to achieve subspecialty certification in addiction medicine through the American Board of Preventive Medicine (ABPM) and the American Osteopathic Conjoint Examination Committee on Addiction Medicine.

Learn more about eligibility and registration details for APBM and AOA.

To prepare for the certification examination, the American College of Academic Addiction Medicine (ACAAM) offers two cost-effective online addiction medicine preparation tools.

2022 Addiction Practice e-Test (ADePT)

The Addiction e-Practice Test (ADePT), revised edition available May 5, is a proven knowledge self-assessment and subspecialty certification examination preparation tool developed without industry support or influence by an academic panel of addiction medicine experts from ACAAM. ADePT has been optimized based on psychometric analysis performed by the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME) and meets the high standards expected from an actual board exam. The formatting of ADePT is the closest available to the actual certification exam. 

The practice test has been fully updated and based on the evolving recognition of the importance of patient-centered language in addition medicine, attention has been paid to using destigmatizing language. 2022 ADePT is an evidence-based, referenced, cognitive assessment tool including 187 questions addressing all 17 core content areas of the American Board of Preventive Medicine Addiction Medicine examination. Feedback regarding correct and incorrect answers is provided upon completion of the practice test regardless of a passing rate. 

Self-Assessment Modules (SAMs)

SAMs provide a unique opportunity to stay up-to-date on the latest developments in addiction medicine. They offer a comprehensive collection of relevant, evidence-based content, can be used as a tool to test your knowledge and skills and one (1) CME unit is given for each completed SAM. There are four (4) questions per module and immediate feedback is given upon completing the self-assessment.

Exam Prep Tools