Apply for Recertification

ABHRS recertification examination is a computer based online examination. The exam will be offered in the months of May and September of 2024. Diplomates required to recertify in 2024 will be notified with details. Please email any questions you may have to or!

The Maintenance of Certification (MOC) for the ABHRS/IBHRS is of the utmost necessity in legitimizing the significance/importance of being a Diplomate of the ABHRS/IBHRS. The ABHRS has modeled its Maintenance of Certification (MOC) similar to that of the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) MOC.

Recertification Forms

Recertification Survey Forms

Practice Performance Survey

Pay for Recertification Exams

Recertification Exam

Make Payment of $1650.00 for Recertification
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Recertification Practice Exam Payment

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There Are Four Criteria that Need to be Met for Maintenance of Certification

Part I — Professional Standing

Diplomates must submit written verification of a valid, unrestricted medical license in good standing in all jurisdictions where the Diplomate maintains a medical or osteopathic license.

Part II — Lifelong Learning and Self-Assessment

Diplomates must complete Fifty (50) CME or equivalent credit hours related to the clinical practice of hair restoration surgery over the preceding three (3) years. It is recommended that every ABHRS Diplomate participate in the ISHRS CME Program. It is an easy way to register and verify your CME hours. Here is the link: In addition, the Diplomate must attend at least one ISHRS sponsored hair related meeting over the preceding three (3) years.

Part III — Cognitive Expertise

Diplomates must achieve a passing score on a formalized written examination (recertification exam) demonstrating that they have the fundamental, practice-related and practice environment-related knowledge to provide quality care in hair restoration surgery. The recertification exam must be retaken every 10 years.

Part IV — Practice Performance Assessment

Diplomates are evaluated in their clinical practice according to standards for patient care. They are asked to demonstrate that they can assess the quality of care they provide compared to peers and national benchmarks and then apply the best evidence or consensus recommendations to improve that care using follow-up assessments. Typically there are several options to satisfy this component. In order to satisfy the 4th component Diplomates must submit a patient outcome monitor for the three years preceding the expiration date of their certificate* in the form of any one of the following three items:

  1. Provide proof of an Internal chart review as normally required by an accrediting agency such as TJC, AAAHC, AAAASF, IMQ, MEDICARE or a similar accrediting body; or
  2. Submit copies of your patient satisfaction survey results as part of your practice. Diplomate to submit 8 surveys per year for the past three years for a total of 24 surveys. Give your patient a printed copy of the survey which is available on our website ask the patient to complete and return to your office.

Practice Surveys

The ABHRS Board of Directors has created 2 practice performance surveys (one-three-week post-op survey and one-year post-op) which will serve to assist you in evaluating how your patients view you, your practice, your staff, the procedure the patient underwent, and your facility. If you do not currently utilize internal chart reviews or patient satisfaction surveys, you may choose to give your patients printed copies of the ABHRS surveys for their completion to be returned to you for your submission to the ABHRS Central Office.

Remember to maintain your Board Certification as a Diplomate of the ABHRS/IBHRS these four criteria must be maintained. If the MOC requirements are not met by a Diplomate, his/her name will be removed from the website and inquires will be answered with the date of original certification and date of expiration.