In accordance with the American Board of Veterinary Specialties (ABVS) Policy and Procedures, ACVM diplomates certified in 2016 and after are required to maintain certification, according to the ACVM Maintenance of Certification Document, which was accepted by the ACVM Board of Governors on December 6, 2015. ACVM Diplomates certified prior to 2016 are not required to participate but are encouraged to participate in the program. Emeritus Diplomates and Honorary Members are not required to participate.