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Certification, Licensing, and Special Requirements

Certification or Licensing

Pediatricians must be certified by the American Board of Pediatrics. A certificate in general pediatrics is awarded after three years of residency training and the successful completion of a comprehensive written examination. A pediatrician who specializes in cardiology, infectious diseases, or other areas must complete an additional three-year residency in the subspecialty before taking the certification examination.

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