Welcome to ABIME


ABIME AMA Guides 6th Ed  & Expert Witness Skills Training - June 21-24, 2016 - Venice, Italy at International Academy of Legal Medicine (IALM) Intersocietal Symposium

AMA Guides 4th to 5th Edition Transition Training - Melbourne, Australia - July 23-24, 2016

AMA Guides 6th Ed Training & IME Skills Workshops - August 25-28, 2016 - Charlotte, NC

AMA Guides 5th Ed Training - September 17-18, 2016 - Honolulu, Hawaii

AMA Guides 5th & 6th Ed Training - October 27-30, 2016 - Las Vegas, NV


AMA Guides 6th Ed Training with RAF Claims & IME Skills Workshops - April 8-9, 2017 - Johannesburg, SA

   2016 Course Registration Form  ≈  

2016 Brochure & Course Offerings  

An overview of ABIME's Educational Courses & Exam Schedule

The training programs offered here are neither authorized nor sponsored by AMA.
For ABIME Exam Applications Click Here (Application)

The foundation of mission of the American Board of Independent Medical Examiners (ABIME) is the belief that certification of independent medical examiners benefits the public good. This belief is based on the tenet that credentialed physicians have demonstrated that they possess the knowledge, skills, experience, and abilities required for the attainment of their certification as a Certified Independent Medical Examiners, (CIME)TM and Certified Independent Chiropractic Examiners, (CICE)TM . Credentials, therefore, are reliable indicators of the professional's capacity to perform independent medical and impairment evaluations according to the profession's performance standards.

 ABIME's Mission therefore is to set the highest credentialing standards for independent medical and chiropractic examiners by developing and conducting periodic credentialing examinations and certifications of doctors as certified independent medical examiners.  To achieve this goal, the organization shall promote, sponsor, and coordinate high quality educational courses for independent medical examiners to enhance their knowledge, skills, and ability in the field of disability medicine including the use of various editions of the American Medical Association's Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment.

Certification enables the public to make informed decisions regarding the selection and use of independent medical examiners. Independent   medical examinations (IMEs) are evaluations performed by an evaluator not involved in the care of the examinee, for clarifying clinical and case issues.  IMEs are an important component of workers' compensation systems, and are also used to clarify other disability or liability associated cases. Impairment evaluations are often used to provide a more objective understanding of the impact of an injury or illness. The quality of examinations and examiners varies widely, and it has been often difficult to identify skilled, thorough and unbiased examiners, especially before an examination. Training is provided by several professional societies, however before ABIME there has been no national quality certification process. ABIME certification was created to establish and maintain standards of conduct and performance among independent medical examiners. ABIME is recognized by the American College of Occupational & Environmental Medicine, which sponsors state-of-the-art training courses in impairment & disability evaluation.           


2016 & 2017 ABIME Training Locations & Hotel Information





June 21 & 23, 2016

Venice, Italy
The International Academy of Legal Medicine
IALM Intersocietal Symposium

San Servolo Congress Center
Venice, Italy

August 25-28, 2016

Charlotte, NC
Double Tree by Hilton Charlotte Airport
2600 Yorkmont Road
Charlotte, NC 28208


For reservations under the group block please call the hotel
directly at 1-800-222-8733, then use the Group Code: ABIME
Or Click on the following Link to receive
the group rate at the DoubleTree:
Book a Room

*Special Room rate at $79.00 per night*
*Group Code: ABIME

September 17-18, 2016

Honolulu, Hawaii
Waialae Country Club
4997 Kahala Avenue
Honolulu, Hawaii 96816

October 27-30, 2016

Las Vegas, NV
Hilton Garden Inn Las Vegas Strip South
7830 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV  89123


For reservations under the group block please call the hotel
directly at 702-942-8404, then enter the Group Code: ABI
under Group/Convention and complete the reservation.

*Special Room rate at $109.00 per night*
*Group Code:  ABI*



April 8-9, 2017

            Johannesburg, South Africa
Mannah Executive Guest Lodge
39 Pomona Road, Kempton Park
Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Phone:011-979-2820 -- (M) 082-859-5133

  Click here to download 2015 ABIME Brochure and Course Offerings


Training Courses & ABIME Exam Schedule 


Information on AMA Guides Training Courses & Workshops

Thursday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm OVW - An overview of the  AMA Guides 5th Edition Training Course (brochure info)
Friday, 8:00 am - Noon MLG - Medicolegal Issues for Independent Medical Examiners Workshop (brochure info)
Friday, 8:00 am - Noon CPG - Evidence Based Clinical Practice Guidelines Workshop (brochure info)
Friday, 8:00 am - Noon
MAL - Evidence Based Scientific Approach to Detection of Malingering 
            & Deception During Independent Medical Exams (brochure info)
Friday, 8:00 am - Noon RTW - Return to Work and Fitness for Duty Decisions
             How to Use A Function Based Approach (brochure info
Friday, 1:30 pm - 5:30 pm RPT- How to Write Winning Reports Workshop (brochure info)
Friday, 1:30 pm - 5:30 pm CAS - Causation, What does the science say? A Workshop (brochure info)
Friday, 1:30 pm - 5:30 pm TBI - Traumatic Brain Injuries & Concussion Claims - How to Evaluate Them Workshop (brochure info)
Friday, 8:00 pm - 5:00 pm IEW - A Workshop on Building a Successful IME/Expert Witness Practice (brochure info )
Sunday, 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm AdvCs - A Workshop on Advanced AMA 6th Edition Case Studies
Saturday, 7:00 am - 6:00 pm  RVW - ABIME Certification Review & AMA Guides 6th Edition  Training Course(brochure info)
Sunday, 7:00 am - 1:00 pm RVW - ABIME Certification Review continued

Exam is offered at every
Training Course Location

 Information on ABIME Certification Exams

Sunday, 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm EXM - ABIME CIME/CICE Certification Examination (exam application form)
Sunday, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm  NON-PHY-EXM - ABIME Certification Exam for Non-Physicians (exam application form)
   To Register at the ABIME Online Store Click on the following Link:(Register Online)