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The Value of Certification


Certification through ABPLM affirms a knowledge and experience base for practitioners in post-acute and long-term care settings. Certification shows employers and the public that the practitioner is committed to career development and dedicated to quality post-acute and long-term care medicine and the credibility and profile of the practitioners in these settings. The professional standards of the ABPLM certification process assure regulators and consumers of the competency and consistency of practitioners working in post-acute and long-term care settings.

For the Certificants:
  • Recognition by a third party

  • Credibility

  • Enhances professional reputation

  • Personal accomplishment

  • Supports continued professional development

  • Demonstrates a high level of commitment to the field of practice

  • Demonstrates a certain level of knowledge and skill

  • Increases opportunities for career advancement and/or increased earnings

  • Increases and/or validates skills and knowledge

  • Meets employer or governmental requirements

For the Public:
For Employers:
  • Improved customer satisfaction

  • Increased safety and quality of care

  • Increased competence level of employees

  • Used in making employment decisions

  • Provides professional development opportunities for employees

  • Ongoing enhancement of knowledge and skills

  • Increased confidence in employees abilities

  • Demonstrates employers commitment to competence

  • Provides compliance with industry regulation or government requirements

  • Helps in identifying qualified providers

  • Increases confidence in providers

  • Disciplinary process to follow in case of complaints

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