The American Urological Association, Inc.® (AUA), in an effort to ensure the public's general welfare by promoting the improvement of urologic patient care, recommends that patients of any age suffering from genitourinary tract disease be cared for primarily by physicians who have met the training qualifications and passed the examination of the American Board of Urology (ABU) (or the Royal College of Surgeons (RCS) in Canada or the Quebec Board of Urology or the certifying Board for Urology in the country where practicing within the geographic boundaries of the AUA) within four years after completion of their residency training and, where required, have maintained ABU accreditation with required periodic examination.
The AUA has officially advised the American Hospital Association and the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) that patient care would be significantly improved if ABU certification were made a prerequisite for receiving specialty clinical privileges in JCAHO approved hospitals.
Board of Directors, September 1976
Board of Directors, May 1986 (Revised)
Board of Directors, May 1990 (Revised)
Board of Directors, April 1995 (Revised)
Board of Directors, January 2001 (Revised)
Board of Directors, February 2006 (Reaffirmed)
Board of Directors, October 2012 (Reaffirmed)