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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.


Take Our Short Trial Examination and Test Your Knowledge: The Board has developed a short, 10-question trial examination to help you assess your current knowledge. Questions are drawn from actual examinations and include laser tissue interaction, biophysics, safety, and cosmetic applications (for those practitioners). Use the link below to take the trial examination and then email us at We will email you the results. 80% or better demonstrates solid knowledge. The examination takes just several minutes.

Test Your Knowledge


Study Guide & Testimonials

Please click on the links below to view a sample of the Study Guide for the Written Examinations (pdf file) and/or testimonials from physicians who have successfully completed the certification process.

Study Guide Sample (PDF)

Sample Cosmetics Study Materials - Physicians (PDF)

Sample Cosmetics Study Materials – non-Physicians (PDF)

Testimonials (PDF)


Join the ABLS Email List Serve!  It's Free!

A unique opportunity to connect with other laser practitioners. Exchange information on the latest equipment and techniques, and other topics of value to your practice.


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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