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CMD Certification Applications


The American Board of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine (ABPLM) currently administers a certification program for Certified Medical Directors (CMD) in post-acute and long-term care settings.   Certification is valid for six years.


Application Review Fees:

Initial Certification $525 (AMDA PALTC members), $625 (non-members)

Recertification $400 (AMDA PALTC members), $500 (non-members)

Click here for details on the process, timeline, and fees associated with CMD certification, 

Download and save a copy of the application to your computer.  Print out completed applications to add signatures then fax, or scan and e-mail the completed form to the ABPLM. Due to the Covid-19 Crisis, you are asked not to mail physical applications as we are working remotely. Application fees may be paid via credit card using the form within the application, If you must pay by check, please call 410-740-9743 to have an electronic check processed.



888-249-6533 fax e-mail

Click the links below for information on eligibility pathways, initial and recertification eligibility requirements, and for applications. 



Download a flowchart to determine eligibility pathways


Download the Initial Certification Eligibility Requirements and Application


Download the Recertification/Reinstatement Eligibility Requirements and Application





CMDs whose certification has lapsed may apply for reinstatement via the recertification process.


Download the Recertification Eligibility Requirements and Application

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