Program Resources

Common Program Requirement Resources

Information on eligibility for ABEM certification

Information for graduates on ABEM certification


The Residency Visitation Program (RVP) is an opportunity for members of the ABEM Board of Directors to deliver a presentation to your residents. The RVP presentation is provided to EM residency programs approximately once every three to four years to try to make the presentation available to each resident at some point during their training. The visit and presentation are offered at no cost to your program.

September 7, 2017

The presentation includes information about:

  • Board eligibility
  • The steps to becoming ABEM certified
  • Details about certification examinations
  • The development of Emergency Medicine as a specialty

EM Residency Program Directors are notified in the spring prior to the academic year in which they are offered the presentation.

Contact if you have questions regarding RVP.

Residency Program Access to LLSA 

EM residency programs have access to EM Lifelong Learning Self-Assessment (LLSA) test content to use as a teaching tool to enhance the residents’ educational experience and facilitate their progress toward ABEM certification. ABEM allows access to ACGME- or RCPSC-accredited EM residency programs for educational purposes. EM LLSA test questions will be made available annually to residency directors who complete a license agreement and pay a nominal fee ($1). The EM LLSA test provided will be a static, non-functional copy that can be displayed in large or small group settings and used as a tool for review and discussion.

Available LLSA Tests:
2017 LLSA
2018 LLSA
2019 LLSA
2020 LLSA
2021 LLSA

If you wish to receive a copy of an LLSA test, please complete the LLSA Test Request Form.

Policy on Acceptable Use of LLSA Test Materials

Exam Development

It's important that EM residency program directors and coordinators understand how the ABEM examinations are developed. The content of the exams is based on the EM Model, which is updated every three years to be the most current source of EM information. To become ABEM certified, candidates must demonstrate competence in the KSAs (knowledge, skills, and abilities) through the examination process.

Learn more about the EM Model and KSAs