To receive certification in a specialty such as pediatric infectious diseases, a doctor must complete the required residency and pass written and oral examinations for pediatrics, and then for pediatric infectious diseases, both of which are administered by the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP). The ABP is a member board of the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS). You may learn whether a pediatrician is board-certified by going to the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) website and selecting "Is your pediatrician certified?" or from the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS). All board-certified physicians are listed on these sites.

Membership in the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society does not indicate that the physician is board-certified in pediatric infectious diseases.