Application FAQS

 
What if I do not achieve a passing exam score?You may be eligible for reapplication. Learn more about reapplication policies here.
Traditional Applicant: What if I don't have enough cases to submit by my case deadline?   Contact the national office at emcintyre@aadsm.org to discuss your options.
Mastery Applicant: As a Mastery Program Graduate, how long is my eligibility effective to apply for the Board Exam?The current guidelines provide that Mastery Program Graduates are allotted three (3) years to register and sit for the ABDSM exam without an additional CE requirement.
Mastery Applicant: If I take Tuft's AADSM-Accredited Mastery Program, will I be eligible to sit for the 2020 Board Exam?   Yes, provided that you complete all program requirements prior to April 30, 2020. You are responsible for communicating with the ABDSM about any need to cancel or reschedule your application for the Board Exam. 
Mastery Applicant: If I take a Mastery Program, will I be a Diplomate of the ABDSM?No. Completing a Mastery Program does not automatically confer Diplomate Certification. The Mastery Program is one track to eligibility for the ABDSM Board Exam. You must apply for and successfully pass the Board Exam to attain Diplomate Certification.