The ABOS recommends that you carefully review the appropriate Rules and Procedures. The ABOS reserves the right to make changes in its rules and procedures for its examination and certification at any time and without prior notice. The date of the last update can be found on the bottom right of each page of the Rules and Procedures.
These Rules and Procedures are specific to the examination required for the initial Subspecialty Certificate in Surgery of the Hand AND the recertification of a Subspecialty Certificate in Surgery of the Hand for those diplomates with a time-unlimited general certificate ONLY. Those with a time-limited general certificate need to recertify through Maintenance of Certification.