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The ABLS™ was founded to promote the safe and efficacious
use of lasers and light in medicine and surgery by establishing
standards of acceptable levels of knowledge and competence
through certifying examinations for medical professionals.


Contact, Application
& Payments

For Questions and Inquiries: Please either email the Board at, or fill out the Contact Form below and click the Submit Form button. Be sure to adequately describe your question in the Your Message box.

To Submit an
Application & Payment:

Please download an Application Form by clicking on the hyperlink text below. A full description of the application process and options for the $150 USD application fee (online by credit card for U.S. residents, with a PayPal account, or by check) are provided on the Application Form itself. If you are making an online credit card or PayPal account payment, you will click on the appropriate "Buy Now" button below to go to the secure PayPal page and provide the appropriate information. An email confirmation will be sent to you should you choose to pay online. We suggest online payment to expedite your application. Online payment is accepted for most major credit cards for U.S. residents, and by PayPal account for non-U.S. residents.

U.S and non-U.S. residents can also remit by check. For non-U.S. residents, the check must be in USD drawn on a bank with a U.S. correspondent bank and with the month written out. For non-U.S. residents remitting by check, it is recommended that you consider making a single payment to cover both the Application Fee and Study Guide/Written Examinations Fee to save time and a second mailing.

If an application were not accepted or withdrawn by an applicant, all fees would be returned except a $50 USD processing charge.


Online Secure Payment
by Credit Card (U.S. and Canada) or PayPal Account:

For online payment of fees an email confirmation will be sent to you.

Please click on the appropriate button below to make an online payment.

Note all fees are in USD.

A. $150 USD for Application Fee for All Applicants

Certification for NON-Cosmetic Practitioners (incl. Dental):

B. $750 USD for Study Guide / Written Exams — US & Canada

C. $850 USD for Study Guide / Written Exams — Overseas (incl. FedEx shipping)

D. $750 USD for Oral Examination

E. $225 USD Written Exam Re-take Fee

F. $75 USD for Replacement Study Guide (incl. USPS shipping)

Certification for Cosmetic Practitioners

G. $895 USD for Study Guide / Written Exams — US & Canada

H. $995 USD for Study Guide / Written Exams — Overseas (incl. FedEx shipping)

I. $750 USD for Oral Examination

J. $225 USD Written Exam Re-take Fee

K. $100 USD for Replacement Study Guide (incl. USPS shipping)

Certificate of Added Qualification (CAQ) for Existing Diplomates Only

L. $750 USD for CAQ in Cosmetic Laser Procedures

M. $100 USD for Replacement Stude Guide, if needed (incl. USPS shipping)

Replacement Certificates (incl. USPS shipping)

N. $50 USD for Replacement Certificates — U.S. & Canada (incl. USPS shipping)

O. $75 USD for Replacement Certificates — Overseas (incl. USPS shipping)

Optional Express Shipping — for Replacement Study Guides / Certificates

P. $50 USD for FedEx Shipping – US & Canada

Q. $100 USD for FedEx Shipping – Overseas

Special Fees for Multi-Candidate Practices

R. $50 USD

S. $500 USD

T. $600 USD

V. $250 USD

W. $750 USD

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Contact ABLS


Edward M. Zimmerman, MD, President
American Board of Laser Surgery, Inc.
Administrative Office
55 Corporate Drive, 3rd Floor
Trumbull, CT 06611
Phone: 203-332-2507

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If you need to contact us by telephone, you may leave a message at our Administrative Office number and we will contact you — please leave your phone number and email address; if you need to speak to a Board Officer as soon as possible, please call Dr. Ed Zimmerman at 702-360-6686 at his Las Vegas office.


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