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The Board is pleased to offer a Certificate of Added Qualification for ABLS Diplomates practicing Cosmetic Laser and Light Procedures and who meet several additional criteria. This CAQ provides Diplomates a credential that documents further experience and training, and gains additional recognition from the Board, as well as patients and colleagues. This Certificate of Added Qualification is available to any current Diplomate in good standing who meets select criteria including a minimum of 5 years of laser and light clinical experience, 1,000 laser and light medical procedures, and other criteria for education and training. In addition to providing the Board’s recognition, this Certificate provides an additional credential for Diplomates to present to patients, colleagues and supervisory bodies.
Diplomates who have not yet taken and passed the Written Cosmetic Laser Procedures Examination must also prepare for and sit for this examination prior to taking the Special Oral Examination that is required for all CAQ candidates.
The process to earn this Certificate of Added Qualification is a Special Oral Examination with an officer or senior member of the Board following submission of the required advance materials as described below. This Special Oral Examination thoroughly reviews the Diplomate’s more recent clinical practice, education and training. Candidates submit a CAQ Application that includes extensive information about their recent clinical education and training, and provision of before-after case studies/photos, procedure logs and other operational information. The Special Oral Examination will be scheduled at a mutually agreeable date for the Diplomate and Examiner. Examinations are principally conducted via web teleconference; however, Dilpomates may request an in-person examination, if feasible, provided that the candidate pays for his/her travel and any additional costs for the Examiner. The examination itself lasts approximately 90 minutes.
Practitioners who have earned Diplomate status within the past year may apply at one year following the date of their certification. Future Diplomates meeting the qualifications above may apply at the one-year anniversary of their Diplomate status.
Please visit this site's Payment page to remit the fee using PayPal Option "N" for $750 US.
We value your continued relationship with the Board and appreciate your consideration of this Certificate of Added Qualification in Cosmetic Laser Procedures.
Ed Zimmerman, M.D.
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