The American College of Functional Neurology® is pleased to announce a new “Retired” certification status now available to our Fellows.
The ACFN recognizes that physicians may transition out of their professional responsibilities at some point in their careers, and we want to honor those who have kept their board certification status current throughout their professional practice years. The public also depends on the ACFN to maintain accurate records in order to correctly report who is certified and actively practicing.
If you have retired from all patient care activities, we encourage you to change your board certification status to Retired.
What does the Retired status mean?
- Physicians with a retired status will no longer be required to participate in the ACFN.
- Your board certified history will continue to be displayed on ACFN.org Board Registries and your certification status will be listed as Retired.
- Should you decide to come out of retirement, you can reverse the retirement process in order to regain an active certification status. Left image: Diplomate portal screen showing the retired status. Right image: Honorary retired certificate
Why should I consider choosing a Retired status?
Whatever your reasons for no longer providing patient care, you may wish to opt for a board certification status of Retired in order to:
- Convey to the public that you are no longer practicing, which is helpful to those who are searching for a physician
- Retire from the Fellow Program, so you no longer need to complete requirements and pay the annual fee
How do I change my status to Retired?
- First, your Fellow must be in good standing
- Contact the ACFN at firstname.lastname@example.org
- ACFN will verify and confirm your request
We encourage physicians who are no longer practicing to preserve their legacy of professionalism by changing their board certification status to Retired.
If we can help to answer your questions or to change your status, please contact email@example.com