ABAAHP Frequently Asked Questions
What is the value of being a Diplomate in Anti-Aging Medicine?
ABAAHP certification denotes recognition in the fastest-growing new high-tech medical specialty. It demonstrates to your patients that you have taken an active interest in the science of longevity. In addition, the exam helps to ensure Anti-Aging physicians have grasped the essentials relating to the clinical application of Anti-Aging medical care. Because the criteria for maintaining ABAAHP credentials include attending Anti-Aging scientific conferences and completing 150 hours of CME credits, Diplomate status underscores and enhances the physician's commitment to receiving ongoing medical education. ABAAHP Diplomates can readily establish their practices as leading facilities for Anti-Aging healthcare, by receiving new patient referrals from patients seeking qualified Anti-Aging doctors via A4M).
How should I prepare for the exam?
Purchase your review kit and begin studying!
Do I have to complete all the requirements before I take the exam?
No, membership in good standing in A4M and exam registration will start the process. The Board Registrar will work with you obtaining the remainder of your requirements.
I took the Exam. When will I know my score?
Grading of ABAAHP Written Exam is completed within 4 to 6 weeks of the date on which the exam was administered. The Board Registrar notifies each examinee of their score. On a case-by-case basis for examinees who fail the written exam, the examinee may request (at additional cost to examinee) the ABAARM Review Committee to conduct a Deficiency Analysis. This analysis presents a segmented summary of the knowledge deficits of the examinee as demonstrated by performance on the exam.
Do I have to take an Oral Exam as well?
ABAAHP only requires completion of a written exam and additional criteria to achieve Diplomate certification.
Credentials after completion
ABAAHP candidates shall not use the term "Diplomate” until they have completed both the written exam and all requirements.
The American Board of Anti-Aging Medicine makes information on the status of health practitioners as Diplomates to medical professionals and the general public. The complete listing of "Diplomate" health practitioners is presented in the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine's Anti-Aging Physicians Directory. This publication is made available to members and non-members of A4M. Patients requesting physician referrals from A4M may be directed to physicians based on this information.
Any practitioners who is using the credential "Diplomate" by ABAAHP erroneously or falsely that is brought to the attention of the ABAARM Ethics Committee and shall be issued a notification letter to cease until such time as he/she has passed the examination section as appropriate to the credential. Said notice may remain as a permanent part of the individual's academic credentials file if so deemed appropriate by the ABAARM Ethics Committee.
The American Board of Anti-Aging Medicine (ABAARM) advises all ABAAHP candidates that the only recognized preparatory session for ABAAHP Written Examination is that which is conducted by ABAARM. ABAAHP candidates will be notified of ABAARM Official Review Classes by the Board Coordinator. No instruction, either of a formal or casual nature, arranged or offered by parties other than ABAARM, are sanctioned by ABAARM or A4M.
Can I order extra plaques after I become a Diplomate?
Yes after you have received confirmation that you are “Diplomate” you may purchase customized plaques at the framed certificate store.