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ACSM/ARP Certified Ringside PhysicianSM Examination Application

Step 1: Required Forms:

  • Have an MD or DO degree or foreign medical degree equivalent;
  • Have provided ringside event coverage for a minimum of three professional cards with a minimum of 15 total fights, or five amateur cards with a minimum of 30 total fights;
  • Be licensed and be in good standing with the licensing body authority (e.g., state, country, etc.) in which they are a ringside physician for a minimum of two years (including being current with required CME by the licensing body authority);
  • Provide two forms of recommendation from the following sources: state/country athletic board commissioner, local boxing committee, or another ringside physician (please use the forms provided with this application); and
  • Be board certified/eligible in their primary medical specialty (e.g., Family Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Orthopaedics, etc.), if applicable.
  • Provide  a signed Online Certified Ringside Physician Listing Application Form.

After registering, make sure to follow this link to upload these required documents.

Step 2: Upload all required documents here 

Step 3: Register and pay here 

  • $239 at the ARP Annual Conference - ARP Member (login to ARP website to receive this rate)
  • $299 at the ARP Annual Conference - Non Member
  • $314 at a Pearson Testing Center - ARP Member (login to ARP website to receive this rate)
  • $374 at a Pearson Testing Center - Non Member

Suggested Resources for Study

  • Dr. Lovelace's "Certification Exam Review Lecture" - Available on our Members Only section of the website
  • ARP Consensus Statementes 
  • Medical Issues in Boxing, An Issue of Clinics in Sports Medicine by Gerard P. Varlotta D.O. and Barry D. Jordan M.D., M.P.H.
  • Fight Medicine: Diagnosis and Treatment of Combat Sports Injuries for Boxing, Wrestling, and Mixed Martial Arts by Dr. Michael Kelly

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