Dates & Deadlines


  • October 1st: Applications Due
  • October 8th: Application Late Deadline
  • February 11th: Registration Forms Due
  • February 16th: Registration Form Late Deadline
  • March: Scheduling Permits Posted
  • April 18th: Withdrawal Deadline with Partial Refund
  • August: Results Available


  • July 1-March 31st: Case Collection Period
  • April 1st: Peer Evaluations Sent
  • April 22nd: Case List Submission Deadline
  • April 27th: Case List Submission Late Deadline
  • July: Registration Form & Notification of 5 Selected Cases Available
  • July 31st: Registration Form Deadline
  • August 1st: Last Date for Notification to Board Office of missing required documentation from Case Reports
  • August 5th: Registration Form Late Deadline
  • August 19th: Case Report Upload Deadline
  • August 19th: Case Review Selection Deadline
  • October 11th: Withdrawal Deadline with Partial Refund
  • mid-October: Case Report Cleared Notification after Examiner Review
  • December 28th: Results Available


Hand Surgery Examination

August 3, 2021 – Computer Based Test at Prometric Test Centers throughout the United States and Canada


Hand Surgery Recertification Examination

April 1, 2021  April 30, 2021 – Internet Based Test


Continuous Certification Examination

April 1, 2021 – April 30, 2021 – Internet Based Test



Requests for Special Consideration must be submitted by February 1 for consideration at the spring meeting and by September 1 for the fall meeting. 

Candidates must successfully complete both the Written and Oral Examinations required to achieve certification within 8 years after completion of plastic surgery residency training.