Welcome to ABIME

For AMA Guides & Other IME Skills training Programs Brochure/Registration Click Below:


AMA Guides 5th Ed Training & IME Skills Workshops  - May 18-19, 2019 - Seattle, Washington

AMA Guides 6th Ed Training & IME Skills Workshops  - May 31-June 2, 2019 - Anchorage, Alaska

AMA Guides 6th Ed Training & IME Skills Workshops  - June 14-16, 2019 - Calgary, Alberta

AMA Guides 5th & 6th Ed Training & IME Skills Workshops  - August 15-18, 2019 - Charlotte, NC


AMA Guides 5th & 6th Ed Training & IME Skills Workshops  - March 5-8, 2020 - Orlando, FL 

AMA Guides 6th Ed Training & IME Skills Workshops  - April 3-5, 2020 - Johannesburg, SA

    2019 Course Registration Form  ≈  

2019 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.           


2019 & 2020 ABIME Training Locations & Hotel Information





May 18-19, 2019

Seattle, Washington
Clarion Hotel
Seattle International Airport
3000 South 176th Street
Seattle, Washington  98188

Phone: 206-676-3742 ~ Fax: 206-676-3750
   Website: www.clarionseattle.com
  Room Rate $121.00 & Group Code: ABIME 

May 31-June 2, 2019

Anchorage, Alaska
Hyatt House
5141 Business Park Blvd.
Anchorage, Alaska  99503
 Phone: 907-992-2200 ~ Fax: 907-562-0396
Room Rate $199.00 & Group Code: ABIME

June 14-16, 2019

Calgary, Alberta
Holiday Inn Calgary
Macleod Trial South

4206 Macleod Trial
Calgary, AB T2G 2R7, Canada
Phone: +1-403-287-2700 OR 1-800-222-8733

August 15-18, 2019

Charlotte, NC
Double Tree by Hilton Charlotte Airport
2600 Yorkmont Road
Charlotte, NC 28214


For reservations under the group block please call the hotel
directly at 1-800-222-8733, then enter the Group Code: IME
under Group/Convention and complete the reservation.

Or Click on the following link to register online directly:
Double Tree by Hilton Charlotte Airport

*Special Room rate at $92.00 per night*
*Group Code:IME*



March 5-8, 2020

Orlando, FL
Holiday Inn Orlando East UCF
1724 Alafaya Trail
Orlando, FL 32826
Phone: 407-658-9008 or 1-800-465-4329
Fax: 407-381-5456


*Special Room rate at $109.00 per night*
*Group Code:ABIME-Medical Examiners*

April 3-5, 2020

Johannesburg, SA
The Mannah Executive Guest Lodge
39 Pomona Road
Pomona, Kempton Park 1630
Johannesburg, Gauteng, SA

  Click here to download 2017 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)
 MASTER CIME APPLICATION ABIME Master CIME (MCIME) - Application Form   Click here
   To Register at the ABIME Online Store Click on the following Link:(Register Online)