adj. denotes certification in a field of work or area of specialty, such as healthcare. It also indicates that a professional has met the minimum competency required for a particular profession. Thus, the individual is further recognized as a doctor and a diplomate.

BOARD CERTIFIED: "Being board certified enables a health professional to practice a medical speciality with competence."
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