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Certification Requirements for Restricted Licence – Emergency Medicine (ABEM)

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The American Board Emergency Medicine (ABEM) is an established certification program recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties since 1979. ABEM certified physicians have graduated from:

  1. The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medial Education (ACGME); or
  2. An ABEM-approved combined training program; or
  3. The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC) Emergency Medicine program.

Emergency Medicine training programs accredited by the ACGME are configured one of two ways: PGY 1-3: A three-year program or PGY 1-4: A four-year program.


If otherwise qualified for licensure, the Registrar, Registration Committee, or the Registration Appeal Committee may issue a Restricted Licence to a physician holding the ABEM Certification.

Practice will be restricted to Emergency Medicine.

Applicable Legislation

Section 19(3)

Section 59(1)(a)(i)(b)(ii)

Approved by

Registration Committee, Executive Committee, Council

Approval date

June 15, 2018

June 19, 2018

Review date

April 2020