The ABOMS CAQ in Pediatric Craniomaxillofacial Surgery is a secure, valid examination administered to Board applicants that test their knowledge in central principles of the specialty. The examination is made up of 100 questions and is administered every other year during the AAOMS Annual Meeting. The examination contains 45 questions in cleft surgery, 35 questions in craniofacial surgery and 20 questions on associated conditions. The two topics are broken down in detail in the CAQ Pediatric Craniomaxillofacial Surgery handbook.
All Applicants (whether holding an unlimited or time-limited Diplomate Certification) that successfully pass the CAQ examination will be issued a ten year time-limited CAQ certificate. The effective date of the certificate will be January 1st of the year following the examination.
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