Applications are open April 1 - June 1 through your Diplomate profile.
The Board administers two eligibility pathways to qualify to take this CAQ. In addition to the application process, the primary eligibility pathway for an applicant to apply is:
Individuals who do not meet these requirements but would still like to apply may see if they fall under the alternate eligibility pathway. See page 6 of the CAQ Handbook for details regarding the alternate application requirements.
Once the Application has been completed and all required documentation has been received by the ABOMS administrative office, the CAQ Committee will determine an applicant’s eligibility.
If an applicant’s eligibility is approved, he/she will be notified of his/her Candidate status. The approved Candidate will then return to the ABOMS website and register for the next CAQ examination date.
An approved Candidate will be granted two opportunities to take the CAQ examination. A Candidate’s failure to take or pass the CAQ Examination within these two opportunities will be required to submit a re-application; fulfill all eligibility requirements; and, remit an Application Fee in effect at the time of re-application.
At the discretion of ABOMS, a Reapplication may include additional evidence of continued participation in a Cleft/Craniofacial inter-disciplinary team; letters of recommendation; and, an updated Surgical Case Log.
If you are a Candidate who recently passed your Qualifying Examination, you may be eligible to apply for the Oral Certifying Examination.Read More
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