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We are the only medical specialty board worldwide devoted to advanced education in the biophysics of lasers and light in surgery, medicine and aesthetics to improve understanding and competency. The ABLS® Certification provides a valuable learning experience, promotes treatment efficacy and patient safety, and helps attract new patients.
We are laser-focused on the full spectrum of light education for all practitioners.

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

The ABLS offers three additional features other medical boards don't:

  1. A convenient and automatically scored Trial Exam to evaluate your current knowledge
  2. Up to 28 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ through the SMA as part of the Certification process
  3. Access to our exclusive email-based List Serve Knowledge Network of over 500 physician's worldwide



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More information also is available on our website at our Certifications for Cosmetic Laser and Light Practitioners page.

A Special Collaboration for AACS Members

The ABLS Is Pleased to Collaborate with the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery to Offer AACS Members Interested in the ABLS Certification Significant Fee Reductions and Other Benefits

For over three decades, the Board has believed that all laser and light practitioners must have a solid understanding of laser and light physics, tissue interaction, and safety to maximize treatment efficacy. The ABLS Certification provides a valuable learning experience and superior knowledge of laser and light tissue interaction at the chomophore level for optimum treatment parameters. Our Diplomates can differentiate their practices to patients and augment manufacturer training. The ABLS is the world's ONLY laser medical specialty board for Fundamental Laser Science, Delivery Systems, Laser and Light-tissue Interaction, Ethics and Laser Safety for all practitioners – we provide several Cosmetic Laser and Light Disciplines for cosmetic laser practitioners.

The ABLS offers significant fee reductions for AACS members:

Application Fee – standard rate @ $150 – AACS = $50
Study Guide / Written Examinations – standard @ $895 – AACS = $750
Oral Examination – standard @ $750 – AACS = $600

Total reduction of $395 or over 20%! Fees are due in stages and not all upfront: the Study Guide / Written Exams fee due upon acceptance, and the Oral Exam fee only when the Written Exams are completed. Our base Study Guide is proprietary, the Written Examinations are online and on an open-book basis, and the Oral Exams are conveniently administered via web conference. We bring convenience as well as superior information for practicing clinicians.

A link to download our Application Form is on the left and please be sure to reference the AACS in the appropriate checkbox and only include the reduced $50 fee, and not the standard $150. Be sure to complete all required information and email the form to Please direct any questions also to this email and we will get back to you quickly. We can also contact you by phone as necessary.