Certificates of Added Qualification Certificates of Added Qualification

Certificates of Added Qualification

Certificates of Added Qualification

2023 Examination Dates
CAQ in Amputation Prevention
& Wound Care
CAQ in Podiatric Sports Medicine
CAQ in Podiatric Surgery

What is a Certificate of Added Qualification?

A Certificate of Added Qualification (CAQ) is a voluntary step beyond Board Certification that recognizes knowledge, expertise, and experience in a subspecialty of podiatry. A CAQ is a step issued solely by the ABPM to recognize a podiatric physician who has established additional competency beyond board certification.
The Certificate of Added Qualification (CAQ) is a special distinction created and issued solely by the ABPM to recognize a podiatric physician who has established additional competency beyond board certification in either Amputation Prevention and Wound Care, Podiatric Surgery or Podiatric Sports Medicine.
Offerings

Why Does the ABPM Offer a CAQ?

The CAQs in Amputation Prevention & Wound Care, Podiatric Surgery and Podiatric Sports Medicine were developed by ABPM in response to the changes in public needs and the desire of many podiatrists to have a mechanism to be recognized for their commitment to a subspecialty of podiatry.
This process will be available to any podiatrist certified with a CPME-recognized board with specific practice interest and demonstrable expertise in this area who passes a validated, knowledge-based examination.
Benefits

What benefit does the CAQ have for me?

A Certificate of Added Qualification allows a podiatric physician to demonstrate additional expertise in a particular area of podiatric medicine. This added credential is separate and distinct from primary board certification and allows the holder to remain up to date with the latest educational knowledge and techniques.
Other Boards

Do Other Certifying Boards Offer CAQs?

Yes, the American Board of Medical Specialties has over 125 CAQs available for providers to set themselves apart from other providers within their specialties.
Based upon diplomate interest over the past several years, the ABPM has developed a vetting process leading to a CAQ in Amputation Prevention and Wound Care, a CAQ in Podiatric Sports Medicine, and later a CAQ in Podiatric Surgery.
Cost

What is the Cost to Take the CAQ Exam?

The CAQ examination fee is $295. For applicants choosing to submit cases, there is an additional $200 non-refundable fee.
The Certificate of Added Qualification (CAQ) is a special distinction created and issued solely by the ABPM to recognize a podiatric physician who has established additional competency beyond board certification in Amputation Prevention and Wound Care, Podiatric Surgery or Podiatric Sports Medicine.

What is a Certificate of Added Qualification?

A Certificate of Added Qualification (CAQ) is a voluntary step beyond Board Certification that recognizes knowledge, expertise, and experience in a subspecialty of podiatry. A CAQ is a step issued solely by the ABPM to recognize a podiatric physician who has established additional competency beyond board certification.
The Certificate of Added Qualification (CAQ) is a special distinction created and issued solely by the ABPM to recognize a podiatric physician who has established additional competency beyond board certification in either Amputation Prevention and Wound Care, Podiatric Surgery or Podiatric Sports Medicine.
Offerings

Why Does the ABPM Offer a CAQ?

The CAQs in Amputation Prevention & Wound Care, Podiatric Surgery and Podiatric Sports Medicine were developed by ABPM in response to the changes in public needs and the desire of many podiatrists to have a mechanism to be recognized for their commitment to a subspecialty of podiatry.

This process will be available to any podiatrist certified with a CPME-recognized board with specific practice interest and demonstrable expertise in this area who passes a validated, knowledge-based examination.

A Certificate of Added Qualification allows a diplomate to demonstrate additional expertise in a particular sub-specialty of podiatric medicine. This added credential enhances the primary board certification and allows the diplomate to remain up to date with the latest educational knowledge and techniques.

Benefits

What benefit does the CAQ have for me?

Other Boards

Do Other Certifying Boards Offer CAQs?

Yes, the American Board of Medical Specialties has over 125 CAQs available for providers to set themselves apart from other providers within their specialties.

Based upon diplomate interest over the past several years, the ABPM has developed a vetting process leading to a CAQ in Amputation Prevention and Wound Care, a CAQ in Podiatric Sports Medicine, and later a CAQ in Podiatric Surgery.

The CAQ examination fee is $295. For applicants choosing to submit cases, there is an additional $200 non-refundable fee.

Cost

What is the Cost to Take the CAQ Exam?

The Certificate of Added Qualification (CAQ) is a special distinction created and issued solely by the ABPM to recognize a podiatric physician who has established additional competency beyond board certification in Amputation Prevention and Wound Care, Podiatric Surgery or Podiatric Sports Medicine.