Diplomate Application Checklist

The following is a list of items which must be completed and submitted by all candidates seeking the status of Diplomate, American Board of Craniofacial Pain:

Signed and notarized Diplomate Affidavit (see page 2 of the "Application for Diplomate Status").
A copy of your current dental license with expiration date. (Note: If your dental license will expire before the examination date, a renewed copy of your dental license must be submitted to the ABCP by the application deadline.)
Exhibit A: Patient List
A list of one hundred (100) patients whose chief complaints included Craniofacial Pain of non-dental or alveolar origin for whom you have completed all aspects of diagnosis and treatment. To insure privacy, the patient list documenting completed cases may include patients' initials or another approved coded format.
Exhibit B: Continuing Education Credits
A list totaling at least 500 hours of Craniofacial Pain "related" continuing education credits which you have completed within the immediate ten (10) years prior to the date of submission of your written application.
Letters of recommendation/sponsorship obtained from two (2) current Diplomates, labeled clearly as Exhibit C and Exhibit D respectively. (Note: If you are reapplying, you may reuse the letters of recommendation you submitted with your original application.)
Three (3) Patient Case Histories (to be presented during your oral examination) marked Exhibit E, Exhibit F and Exhibit G, respectively. (Note: If you are reapplying, you may reuse only one (1) of the case histories you submitted with your original application.)
A completed Payment Form (see page 3 of the "Application for Diplomate Status") accompanied by a check or money order, in US dollars and drawn on a US bank, made payable to ABCP..

  • First-time applicants must enclose payment of $1,450 ($500 non-refundable application fee + $950 examination fee).

  • Applicants who are submitting missing or updated/corrected materials must enclose payment of $300.
If Applicable: A written explanation of a personal disability for which we must make special arrangements to accommodate you at the examination plus a letter from a qualified professional documenting your disability.