ABVM is now offering year round testing, however, once you complete an application and submit it to ABVM,
you have 6 months from that date to sit for the exam.
For example, if you apply on October 1, 2018, you must sit for the exam by April 1st. 2019.
 If you are a continuing applicant and we have your documents on file, do not apply online. Please contact us.
What You'll Need
  ABVM applications will be accepted via the online process only and must be completed in one session.  All notarized and paper document requirements will need to be converted to electronic format. Be sure you have all of the correct documentation before starting and upload it into the proper space. You cannot upload more than ONE document into each space, and you cannot edit your application once it has been submitted. All edits must be submitted via email to ABVM. Any application that is incomplete or needs revision, will be assessed a $75.00 charge. The sooner you apply, the sooner your application will be reviewed
  Eligibility
    -Closely Review the Requirements.
  Time [Please allocate time to complete the application process.  It cannot be continued.]
    -Scan documents
-Fill out online form
-Upload all necessary electronic documents via the internet
  Equipment
    -Computer
-Scanner (If you do not have access to a scanner, you will need to take your documents to Kinko’s or Office Max for assistance.) Do not submit TIF or ZIP files.
-Internet Access (High Speed Preferred)
  Documentation [All documents should face right side up.]
    -Updated Curriculum Vitae [All documents must be scanned in pdf format. No other formats will be accepted. ]
-Current State Medical License [If your state license expires before the exam dates, you should not submit your application until you have received your new license. Your application will not be reviewed if you submit a license that expires before 12/1/18.]
-Primary Board Certification [Your ABIM certificate is your primary board certificate, Internal Medicine, Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology.]   


ABVM General Exam:
-Vascular Medicine Fellowship Certificate (Submit this document ONLY if you have completed 12 months of fellowship training in vascular medicine).
-OR-
-Notarized General Letter of Attestation (Required format): All letters of attestation must include whether you are applying via the formal vs. training pathway. 

Acceptable signatures: Chief of Service of a Medical Subspecialty—no exceptions. The title of the physician signing your letter must be typed underneath the signature. Handwritten dates, titles, will not be accepted. This is a legal document and must be treated as such. The sample letter must be retyped on institution letterhead. If you are sitting for both exams, you cannot have the same physician sign both letters. The notary seal must be visible or it will not be accepted.

ABVM Endovascular Exam:
-Notarized Endovascular Letter of Attestation (Required format): All letters of attestation must include whether you are applying via the formal vs. training pathway. 

Acceptable signatures: Director of Cardiac Cath Lab, Director, Interventional Radiology, Program Director or Chief of Medical Staff—no exceptions. The title of the physician signing your letter must be typed underneath the signature. Handwritten dates, titles, will not be accepted. This is a legal document and must be treated as such. The sample letter must be retyped on institution letterhead. Letters signed by nurses, etc. will not be accepted. If you are sitting for both exams, you cannot have the same physician sign both letters. The notary seal must be visible or it will not be accepted.


Submit Application
  Below is a walkthrough of the application.
  Applicant Information [Name, DOB, and Degree]
  Contact Information [Mailing Address, Phone, Fax, Working Email]
All information is communicated by e-mail.  If you do not check your e-mail regularly or your e-mail is not working properly, you will be unaware of any deficiencies in your application, status of your application, etc. 
  Requirements [Documentation listed above to be uploaded in electronic format]
    All letters of attestation must be on institution letterhead.
Recommendations:
-Scan your documents  (300dpi is best)
-Save as file type .pdf only
-Archive your files
-Wait until upload is complete before uploading the next file

Payment & Approval
   Be informed of the fees and refund policy.  Understand all requirements for each test. Names and addresses of applicants must exactly match information your credit card company has on file, otherwise your application will not go through.
  Visa, Mastercard, and Discover accepted.
  Email confirmation of successful submission.
  Pending approval of your application. you will receive confirmation within 6-8 weeks.