Welcome to ABIME

AMA Guides 4th, 5th & 6th Ed Training Marathon - Dec 27-29, 2014 - Orlando, FL ≈

AMA Guides 5th & 6th Ed Training - March 19-22, 2015 - Orlando, FL ≈

AMA Guides 6th Ed Training with RAF Narrative Test - April 18-19, 2015 - Johannesburg, SA ≈

   2014 Course Registration Form  ≈  2014 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.                         






2014 Training Locations & Hotel Information



   ABIME Brochure and Course Offerings   
Dec 27-29, 2014

Orlando, FL
Double Tree by Hilton Orlando East
12125 High Tech Avenue
Orlando, FL  32817
Phone:(407) 275-9000


For room reservations under the group block please call the hotel
directly at (407) 275-9000, then enter the *Group Code: IME*
*Special Room rate at $89.00 per night*

You can also reserve your hotel room by clicking on the following link:


March 19-22, 2015

Orlando, FL
Holiday Inn & Suites at Universal Studio
5905 Kirkman Road
Orlando, FL  32819
OR: (407) 351-3333


For reservations under the group block please call the hotel
directly at 1-800-327-1364 OR (407) 351-3333  ,
 then enter the Group Code:
American Board of Independent Medical Examiners - ABIME
under Group/Convention and complete the reservation.

*Special Room rate at $77.00 per night*

*Group Code: American Board of Independent Medical Examiners - ABIME*

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Days/Times of

Training Courses/ABIME Exam Offerings




Thursday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday, 8:00 am - Noon    
Friday, 8:00 am - Noon    
Friday, 8:00 am - Noon    

Friday, 1:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Friday 1:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Friday 1:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday, 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Saturday, 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sunday, 7:00 am - 1:00 pm
Sunday, 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Sunday, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

OVW - An overview of the  AMA Guides 5th Edition Training Course (info)
MLG - Medicolegal Issues for Independent Medical Examiners Workshop (more info)
CPG - Evidence Based Clinical Practice Guidelines Workshop (more info)
MAL - Evidence Based Scientific Approach to Detection of Malingering
           & Deception During Independent Medical Exams (info
RPT- How to Write Winning Reports Workshop (more info)
CAS - Causation, What does the science say? A Workshop (more info)
TBI - Traumatic Brain Injuries & Concussion Claims - How to Evaluate Them Workshop (more info)
IEW - A Workshop on Building a Successful IME/Expert Witness Practice (info)
AdvCs - A Workshop on Advanced AMA 6th Edition Case Studies  

RVW - ABIME Certification Review & AMA Guides 6th Edition  Training Course(info
RVW - ABIME Certification Review continued
EXM - ABIME CIME/CICE Certification Examination (exam application form)
NON-PHY-EXM - ABIME Certification Exam for Non-Physicians (exam application form)