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What is the Society's membership cycle?

The Society’s membership term is based on the calendar year. Dues will be collected in the fall of each year for the following calendar year (January 1 – December 31).  Join/Renew

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What is the deadline for (re)certification applications?

The ABPLM Board of Directors reviews certification applications twice each year. Deadlines are October 1 and April 1.

What is a CMD?

CMD stands for Certified Medical Director, a credential given to post-acute and long-term care medical directors by the American Board of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine (ABPLM) based on experience, education, and competency. Learn more.

Is there an examination for certification?

No, there is no examination for either initial or recertification.

Where can I find out about the Core Curriculum course required for initial certification?

The required course is conducted by AMDA - The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine. Learn More

How many minimum years of medical director experience are required for initial certification?

Depending on ABMS or AOA certification status, between 2 and 3 years. Learn More

In what settings can medical experience qualify for the CMD credential?

The ABPLM certifies medical directors from nursing facilities, skilled nursing facilities, assisted living, hospice, home healthcare, CCRC, PACE, LTACH, and VA settings.

How often is recertification required?

Recertification is required every six-years.

How many credits are needed for recertification?

Recertification requires 60 clinical CME credits and 60 management CME credits.

Are there live CME credit requirements for recertification?

No, there are no live CME credit requirements.

Is a current medical director position required for recertification?

No, you may recertify without a current medical director role as long as you have served as a medical director some time in the past six-years.

If my CMD credential has lapsed, how do I reinstate my credential?

You may reinstate your CMD credential under the normal recertification application process.

Is the ABPLM CMD credential an ABPM or AOA board?

No, the ABPLM CMD is a private credentialing program unaffiliated with either the ABMS or AOA.

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How can I join my local state chapter?

  1. AMDA collects dues for the national society plus most chapters during the membership enrollment/renewal process. Join/Renew Now
  2. If your chapter dues do not appear, then you should contact them directly to join. Learn more about chapters