About CertLink

CertLink® is a new alternative to the current exam for diplomates to fulfill continuing certification requirements.

Diplomates access a secure portal to answer 13 questions every 3 months. The process is both educational and evaluative. Written references and online resources may be used while answering the questions and immediate feedback is provided. There is no additional cost to participate.


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…is relevant. CertLink allows ABD diplomates to select the modules they complete, including academic article- and image-based questions, to reflect their specific areas of practice and/or subspecialties.

…prioritizes lifelong learning. CertLink provides real-time feedback to diplomates after missed questions to fill any knowledge gaps. It also offers diplomates a second chance to answer the same or a similar question at a later date for full credit, eliminating the missed question from his or her score.

…keeps diplomates up-to-date. CertLink routinely provides relevant articles from the field of dermatology.

…saves diplomates time and money. Through CertLink, diplomates can meet their Continuing Certification requirements without the need to take expensive board review courses or time off from work for testing purposes. Diplomates can complete CertLink from the comfort of their home or office on a computer or mobile device. 

Contact Us

American Board of Dermatology
2 Wells Avenue
Newton, Massachusetts 02459
Office Hours: Mon-Fri,
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. ET
(617) 910-6400 (Phone/Fax)

Our Mission

To serve the public and profession by setting high standards for dermatologists to earn and maintain Board certification.