How to Apply

Applying for the CAQ in Pediatric Craniomaxillofacial Surgery 

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:

  • Be an ABOMS Diplomate, in good standing;
  • Successfully complete or have completed, at a minimum, a one-year fellowshihp in Pediatric Craniomaxillofacial Surgery (e.g. Cleft Surgery, Craniofacial Surgery, Pediatric Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery training program) recognized by ABOMS. Qualifying fellowships will include programs accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) and non-accredited, United States, fellowship training programs recognized by the Certification of Added Qualification in Pediatric Craniomaxillofacial Surgery Examinaiton Committee and the ABOMS Board of Directors;
  • Attest to having full unrestricted hospital staff privileges to provide cleft and craniofacial surgical services;
  • And, submit a Surgical Case Log spanning no less than one year and no more than two years including a minimum of 40 operative cases of cleft, craniofacial, and specialized pediatric craniomaxillofacial procedures managed by the applicant as primary surgeon.

Individuals who do not meet these requirements but would still like to apply may see if they fall under the alternate eligibility pathway.

CAQ Application and Examination Dates
Examination Application And Application Fee Period April 1, 2018 through June 1, 2020
ABOMS Application Review Completion Deadline June 30, 2020
Applicant Notification of Approval/Denial Deadline July 14, 2020
Examination Administration October 4, 2020 at Annual Meeting in San Antonio
Examination Results Communicated December 3, 2020
Certification Effective Date January 1, 2021
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