CAQ - Certificate of Added Qualification in Amputation Prevention

The ABPM CAQ examination in wound care/amputation prevention will be administered on Friday, March 10, 2017.

The deadline for the 2017 CAQ application was Saturday, December 17, 2016.  Please check back in October for information on the 2018 examination cycle.

Based upon diplomate interest over the past several years, the ABPM has developed a vetting process leading to a certificate of added qualification in wound care/amputation prevention.  This process will be available to ABPM diplomates with specific practice interest and demonstrable expertise in this area.

ABPM diplomates interested in taking this examination must be able to demonstrate at least one of the following:

In addition the diplomate must pass the ABPM CAQ examination in wound care/amputation prevention.

2017 CAQ Examination Application Form 108


Ongoing Obligations

Diplomates who are issued the certificate of added qualification are required to pay a separate annual re-registration fee of $120 a year in addition to their existing ABPM re-registration and maintenance of certification (MOC) fees.

Diplomates who have been issued a certificate of added qualification in wound care/amputation prevention will be required to document a minimum of 10 CME hours in wound care and related subjects each year as part of their required CME reporting to ABPM.  Note, this CME requirement is included within the current CME requirement and is not over and above it.  As a reminder, all Diplomates are required to report an aggregate of 75 CME's, minimum, in a 3-year period.