The deadline for the 2019 CAQ application was December 14, 2018. Applications for 2020 will be available in November 2019. Below is general information.
The CAQ examination fee is $295. For applicants choosing to submit cases, there is an additional $200 non-refundable fee.
Based upon diplomate interest over the past several years, the ABPM has developed a vetting process leading to a certificate of added qualification in amputation prevention and wound care. 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 amputation prevention and wound care and maintain their Board Certified status.
Note: The CAQ in amputation prevention and wound care 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.
Case Submission Information and Forms
Diplomates who have been issued a certificate of added qualification in amputation prevention and wound care 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.