Preparing for the Examination

Exam Resources

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Reference Books

  • Olsen, E., Disorders of Hair Growth, McGraw-Hill, Inc. New York, 2003
  • American Heart Association, Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Current Edition
  • Unger, W., Hair Transplantation, 5th Edition. Informa Healthcare, 2010
  • Whiting, D., Hair Growth Disorders. Springer, 2011
  • Price, V., Cicatricial Alopecias: An Approach to Diagnosis and Management. Springer, 2011
  • Sperling, L., Cowper, S., Knopp, E., An Atlas of Hair Pathology with Clinical Correlations. Informa Healthcare, 2012
  • Rudnicka, L., Atlas of Trichoscopy: Dermoscopy in Hair and Scalp Disease. Springer, 2013
  • Jonsen, Albert R., Clinical Ethics: A Practical Approach to Ethical Decisions in Clinical Medicine. 8th Edition, McGraw-Hill Education, 2015
  • Lam, S., Hair Transplant 360 Vol. 4 Jaypee Brothers, 2016
  • Law, Liability & Ethics for Medical Office Professionals. 6th Edition, Cengage Learning, 2018
  • True, Robert; Garg, Anil; Garg, Seema. Practical Guide to Hair Transplantation. Interactive Study for the Beginning Practitioner. Thieme, 2021.

Additional Preparation

Practice Exam

To prepare for the written exam you can take our online practice exam. Click below and pay $200 and we will contact you with a link and password for the exam.


Practice Oral Examination Video

Although not mandatory, the ABHRS encourages and strongly recommends that all prospective candidates attend the Advanced Board Review Course administered by the ISHRS at their Annual Meeting. This course addresses more in-depth scenarios including complications a candidate may have to address during the Certifying Examination Process.

Advanced/Board Review Course

Visit the ISHRS website to sign-up for the event.

On Demand Advanced/Board Review Course Bundle

The On-Demand Advanced/Board Review Course Bundle is intended for both intermediate/advanced hair surgeons who are looking for a full-immersion refresher and those who are studying for the written and oral ABHRS exams. The bundle is comprised of 39 recorded lectures from the ISHRS’s faculty of experts, plus practice oral and written exam sessions recorded from the 2021, 2020, and 2016 Advanced/Board Review Courses. The bundle can be taken alone or paired with the 2022 Advanced/Board Review Course at the ISHRS World Congress. You will also gain valuable information about the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery certification and application ­­­process, the written exam and the oral exam.

Journals & Other Resources