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.