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
October 4, 2020 at Annual Meeting in San Antonio
Examination Results Communicated
December 3, 2020
Certification Effective Date
January 1, 2021
OCE in Raleigh
If you are a Candidate who recently passed your Qualifying Examination, you may be eligible to apply for the Oral Certifying Examination.