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Important Dates & Deadlines

Please review the details on The Aesthetics Masterclass.

Examination information for candidates who are approved to challenge the ABFCS Certifying Examination follows:

September 19, 2020
Chicago, Illinois, USA
2020 WRITTEN EXAM CBT (Computer-Based Testing)
August 1, 2020
Locations Various
Application Fee Deadline:  April 1, 2020; applications submitted after this date will be considered for the 2021 exams.

The ABFCS certification examination will be administered by representatives of the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery.  For information regarding approximate percentages of test questions on the Written Examination, please visit the website

For details regarding the 2020 Annual Cosmetic Surgery Review Course sponsored by the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery (date not yet established), contact the AACS at (312) 981-6760 or via email at . While attendance at the AACS Annual Review Course is not mandatory, it is strongly recommended that all applicants for certification attend.

Please Note, the AACS Annual Review Course covers all aspects of Cosmetic Surgery, in addition to Facial Cosmetic Surgery. However, the ABFCS exam is specific to facial cosmetic surgery.

DISCLAIMER:  The American Board of Cosmetic Surgery (ABCS) has contracted with the ABFCS to administer an annual examination to Candidates approved by the ABFCS.  The examination process, although similar to the examination process administered by the ABCS, confers no right upon an ABFCS Candidate to use in any way shape or form the fact the ABCS administered the examination upon which the ABFCS granted membership to the Candidate of the ABFCS.  The ABFCS utilizes its own standards and criteria in determining who may take the examination (subject to certain geographical restrictions) and the appropriate cut score for pass/fail results.

The ABCS furnishes a raw score that the ABFCS utilizes in determining their pass/fail score.  The ABCS does not control in any way shape or form how this cut score is applied and makes no assurances, expressed or implied, about the qualification of any ABFCS Candidate.