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The ABLS® Certification provides a valuable learning experience, promotes treatment efficacy and patient safety, and helps attract new patients. We are the only medical specialty board worldwide devoted to advanced education in the biophysics of lasers and light in surgery and medicine. We invite qualified practitioners to apply and Do the Board!

NEW: The ABLS Now Offers up to 28 CME Hours – Click EARN CME below to learn more.

Information on Discipline-specific ABLS Study Materials and Written Exams (such as cosmetics and dental), and the Oral Exam

The Online CME Course does provide up to 28 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ through the Southern Medical Association (SMA) and a Certificate of Course Completion from the ABLS.** It does not provide the full ABLS Diplomate Certification, rather the course provides a required portion of the first stage of a two-stage ABLS Diplomate Certification process (the two stages being the completion of the ABLS written examinations and the oral examination).

This course does not include any discipline-specific written examination (such as cosmetic laser procedures), which is required for Diplomate Certification in those areas. It also does not include the Oral Examination. To continue on to the full ABLS Diplomate Certification, candidates must also register and pay for the discipline-specific written examination, then receive that portion of the study materials, then take and pass that written examination, and finally then remit for the Oral Examination, prepare for it and have an online interview session with a senior Diplomate of the ABLS.

For candidates who wish to have Diplomate Certification in cosmetic laser procedures, there will be an additional $150 fee for study materials and the appropriate written examination. All candidates will also have to take the Oral Examination.

Please see the navigation section "Certifications" at the top of this page, which contains links that fully detail the Diplomate Certification. Start here to view the About Certification page.

** Please Note: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Southern Medical Association and The American Board of Laser Surgery, Inc. The Southern Medical Association is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Southern Medical Association designates this Live activity for a maximum of 28 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity.