FAQ - Verifications

Verify a Board Status

Credentialing agencies and hospitals often have questions while verifying a Board status. If you have questions, look here to find answers to commonly asked questions regarding verifications.

Frequently Asked Questions

If your questions are still not answered, please contact the administrative office at (312) 642-0070.

What is a letter of verification?

A letter of verification is documentation on formal ABOMSletterhead confirming a doctor’s status with the Board.

How much does a verification letter cost?

The fee for one verification is $60.00.

The verification says the doctor is not certified, but I have conflicting correspondence stating he is certified. Is this an error?

This is not an error. The ABOMS letters of verification are current and use the most up-to-date information to determine the doctor’s status with the Board.

Our institution can only distribute checks for verification payments and does not possess a credit card. How should I proceed?

You can submit a verification request on letterhead. On the letter please provide the following information:

  1. Name and title of person requesting the verification
  2. First Name, MI, and Last Name for each surgeon you would like to verify
  3. Mailing address for where to send the completed verification letters
  4. A check made payable to the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, in the amount of $60.00 for each oral and maxillofacial surgeon included in the verification request

I was unable to retrieve the verification within 24 hours. Do I have to submit another verification and $60.00 fee?

Yes, all verifications are available for 24 hours after the transaction is completed. After 24 hours, a new transaction will be required.

Are there fee exemptions for submitting a verification for the military, other boards, etc.?

No, all verifications are $60.00 each.

I accidentally entered the wrong surgeon information when submitting my verification request. Do I have to submit another verification request and fee?

Yes, you must re-submit a verification request if information you originally submitted was incorrect.

I have a former verification and it shows the doctor is board certified until xx/xx/xxxx, why does the letter state they are not certified?

The expiration date is to indicate when a doctor must recertify through our Certification Maintenance Program. That date is not a guarantee of longevity of status. A doctor's status can change for numerous reasons, but our letters will only disclose whether or not a doctor is or is not certified.

Verify a Board Status

Do you need formal documentation verifying a surgeon's Board certification status? Submit your request online or mail one in today!