Urology board certification is something that a urologist seeks in the immediate years after completing a urology residency and training.
Board certification adds an extra “stamp of quality” to a urologist in practice. It confirms that the urologist has satisfied standards set for what is considered high-quality practice of urology. It generally involves a written and live exam.
The American Board of Urology sets standards for certification, recertification, and subspecialty certification in urology. According to the American Board of Urology: “To become certified, a urologist must have core competencies in all domains of urology, including but not limited to pediatric urology, endourology, female urology, andrology, oncology, urolithiasis, and general urology.”