Digital Certificates and Badges

Introducing Digital Certificates and Badges

ABEM-certified physicians receive paper certificates when they are initially certified. These certificates will remain valid so long as a physician is meeting continuing certification requirements.

In 2022 and 2023, ABEM will be introducing new digital certificates. ABEM will email you a link to your digital badge and certificate as soon as it is ready to use.

Digital Certificates and Badges

ABEM will be providing digital certificates and badges. We are committed to providing you the tools you need to advance your career, and enhance the value of your certification with convenient and professional representation. We know it is important for you to be able to communicate your professional credentials. ABEM has partnered with Accredible to provide you digital versions of your certifications and recognitions to demonstrate your accomplishments, expertise, and commitment to advancing the specialty of Emergency Medicine. 

Our secure digital credentials can be verified and shared with employers, colleagues, or recruiters. To get the most out of your digital badge, you can:

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What is a Digital Badge?

The digital badge you will receive from ABEM is a way for you to share and validate your credential. Your certification or recognition from ABEM can easily be verified by viewers at any time, and the online view of the badge will communicate your up-to-date status to anyone who attempts to verify it. When you share your badge, viewers can immediately see information about your credential, verified by us.

Digital badges allow you to stand out as an ABEM-certified physician and give you verified credibility.


✔  Always Accessible - Never worry about losing your certificate - ever. Your credential will always be present at its web address.

✔  Easily Shareable - Digital credentials allow you to showcase your achievement on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn with one click.

✔  Control Your Privacy - Take advantage of searchability and have your achievement be discoverable on search engines or set it to private and share with only selected people. How and when you share your credential is up to you.

✔  Print at Any Time - Easily print a high-quality PDF of your certificate whenever you like.

✔  Learning, Verified - Your achievements can be verified at any time. Your certifications on LinkedIn can be linked to your live credential so anyone, anywhere can see what you have achieved.

✔  Portable and Exportable Achievements - Compatibility with Mozilla Open Badges means you can add certificates to different Backpacks. Embed your credential on your own website, in your email signature or save a PDF of your credential.

How to Find Your Digital Certificate and Badge

Once you have been issued a certificate from ABEM, you will receive an email notification (sent through Accredible) from Please allow for 2-3 business days after you receive your ABEM certification notice or renewal notice for your digital certificate to be delivered. The notification email will be delivered to the email address you supplied and will give you a link to your badge. 

Frequently Asked Questions

How Do I Update the Email Address Attached to My Credential? 
The only way to update the email address attached to your credentail is to contact ABEM. For security and fraud reasons, ABEM must verfiy that you are the one making the request. Contact ABEM directly at

What Are Digital Credentials?

How Do I Use My Digital Credentials?

How Do I Verify a Credential?

How Do I Learn More about Accredible Digital Badges?