Certification and Requirements for ABHRS and IBHRS Certification

Certification of a Diplomate requires demonstration of training, evidence of post-training experience, and successful completion of Written and Oral Examinations on the entire scope of the specialty. All applicants must submit a signed and notarized examination application and include the general application requirements.

Please read our detailed information on the general application requirements and the routes to certification in the Candidate Application Brochure before starting the Candidate Application process.

In the process of evaluating standards of practice, the ABHRS Credentialing Committee will base its criteria for acceptance on generally accepted methods of hair restoration surgery as published in current hair transplant journals and textbooks. In addition to our general requirements, applicants must meet all of the criteria for one (1) of the following routes to certification.

Routes to Certification

  • Experience Route
  • Fellowship Route
  • Lifetime Achievement Route
  • Certificate of Added Qualification for Physicians New to the Specialty

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