CAQ - Certificate of Added Qualification in Amputation Prevention

The ABPM CAQ examination in wound care/amputation prevention will be administered on Friday, March 9, 2018.

The deadline for the 2018 CAQ application is Saturday, January 6, 2018.

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.

Note: The CAQ in wound care/amputation prevention is issued solely by the ABPM to its diplomates.  The Joint Committee on Recognition of Specialty Boards (JCRSB) of the Council on Podiatric Medical Education recognizes the certification process of the ABPM but has not developed a recognition process for certificates of added qualification.  Therefore, at this time the ABPM’s recognition by the JCRSB does not extend specifically to the CAQ in wound care administered by ABPM.

2018 CAQ Examination Application Form 108


Ongoing Obligations

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.