(Final Step of Board Certification Program)
A Road to Aesthetic Designations

Step 3, the last stage of the CBAM Board Certification Program, is designed for the aesthetic physicians and practitioners who have completed the CBAM Diploma in Aesthetic Medicine Program (Step 1 and 2) at one of the CBAM centres around the world, or for the specialists who would like to apply for the Fast track Board certification process (only available for dermatologists and plastic surgeons learn more).

By completing Step 3 successfully, the applicants become CBAM Board Certified and their names are displayed on the CBAM official website as “Board Certified Practitioner”. Please see a sample page here.

Who is eligible to attend Step 3 Board certification process?

There are 2 groups of practitioners who are eligible to start this process:

  1. The international medical professionals who have completed Step 1 and Step 2 in one of the affiliated CBAM centres in all over the world. (this is not applicable to the graduates of CBAM programs in Canadian centres)
  2. The dermatologists or plastic surgeons who have not attended Step 1 or Step 2 in CBAM centres; however, they wish to become a Board certified member of the Canadian Board of Aesthetic Medicine. (Fast track Board Certification process*)

*If you are a dermatologist or plastic surgeon, you may be eligible to enter Step 3 process without completing Step 1 and Step 2. This is referred as “Fast track Board Certification process”. Learn more

If you are eligible to complete the Step 3, click here to start 

Step 3 fee (including OSCE examination): $1,500 USD

How to complete Step 3 process:

Part 1: Submitting Patients

In this part of Step 3, students must practice on 20 patients for combinations of therapies in their own clinics and and report the process of therapy on each patient, from diagnosis to treatment, on the form provided.

All the 20 patients must have been directly treated and followed up by the applicant.

Each submitted patient must have the following documents:
– assessment and treatment plan
– treatment administration documentation
– follow-up treatment documents and management of complications (if applicable)
– photos
▪️ before treatment
▪️ Immediately after treatment (only for dermal filler treatments or if there is a development of immediate complications)
▪️ Follow-up treatment(s)

Submitting Patients

Part 2: Articles Review

Students are supposed to choose from a list of articles (currently 120+ articles), read and write a review and/or summary on three scholarly articles in the field of aesthetic medicine.

The article reviews must be submitted on the form provided. click here to see the form

Article Review

Part 3: Board Certification OSCE examination

The Board Certification OSCE examination is held for students who have completed the first two parts of Step 3 (submitting patients and articles review) and are ready to receive the Board Certification designation. The Board Certification exam takes place every 1 to 2 months and students are supposed to reserve a spot in advance.
This exam includes 4 rooms conducted virtually by CBAM faculty head office for all the approved applicants. Here is the list of rooms:

  • Injectables room
  • Anatomy room
  • Laser room
  • Cosmetic dermatology room

In each room, the faculty will discuss some cases with the applicants. The applicant will receive a mark based on their performance in each room. In order to pass the exam, the applicant is required to receive at least 75% overall for all 4 rooms and also a minimum mark of 70% for each individual room. If the applicant fails the exam (in case the overall mark is less than 75% or the mark of either of the rooms is less than 70%), the whole exam needs to be repeated and there is an additional fee for retaking the exam.

After completing the above 3 parts, the applicant will be awarded the designation of Board Certified in Aesthetic medicine and their name will be on a page on CBAM website and can be searched by colleagues and patients. (see a sample of this page).

Here is also a sample of certificate of Board Certified in Aesthetic Medicine.

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If you are a Dermatologist or Plastic surgeon:

You may be eligible to apply for Fast track board certification process


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    Step 3 fee (including OSCE examination): $1500 USD