Becoming a Diplomate


Applicants must follow the published ABDSM guidelines for earning and maintaining Diplomate status. Candidates must submit an application and the required fee within the designated application window, fulfill all eligibly requirements, and sit for the examination within the designated exam window. Candidates who achieve a passing score as validated by the ABDSM Board of Directors are recognized as Diplomates of the ABDSM. Candidates who practice outside the United States or Canada are not eligible for Diplomate status but will be recognized as International Certificants. 

Benefits of Becoming a Diplomate


The year in which you sit for the ABDSM Board Exam determines the set of guidelines applicable to your application.
2023 ABDSM Guidelines
2022 ABDSM Guidelines
2021 ABDSM Guidelines

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