Clinical Informatics Certification

The American Board of Pathology is pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications for subspecialty certification in Clinical Informatics. The link to the application is posted on our website home page at Because this is a new ABMS/Am Board of Pathology subspecialty, there is a five year period of qualification by practice/experience. It is anticipated that in 2018 and thereafter, pathologists will only qualify for certification if they complete an ACGME accredited fellowship program in clinical informatics.

Briefly, the Practice Qualification (by experience route to certification) requires three years of practice/experience in Clinical Informatics and must be at least 25% time (on average 10 hours per week). Practice need not be continuous; however, all practice time for qualification must have occurred in the five-year period immediately preceding application. Practice time must have occurred in the US, its' territories, or Canada.

Completion of a fellowship program that is acceptable to the ABP may be applied toward the practice requirements outlined above. Fellowship activity of less than 12 months in duration may be applied toward the practice pathway. Fellowship training may count for up to 2 for 1 time in months toward the practice time requirement.

Applicants will be asked to provide the names and contact information of three references that can attest to the applicants clinical informatics experience.

Study guide materials and examination content outline are posted on our website.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at or Ms. Renee Holder, Coordinator of Subspecialty Applications at