Why is AOA board certification test $1,300 for test only?

Hi Dr. Wax,

I do not set the examination fee, but you are correct it does not include conference, CME, hotel or airfare.

Best regards,

Ellie Kraynak
Certification Specialist, Certifying Board Services
American Osteopathic Association
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From: Dr. Craig M. Wax
Sent: Thursday, June 27, 2013 12:36 PM
To: Kraynak, Ellie
Subject: Re: American Osteopathic Conjoint Pain Medicine September Application


Thanks for your email. Why is a simple certification test $1300? That fee doesn’t include the conference CME, hotel or airfare. Correct?

Best wishes for good health,

Craig M. Wax, DO

Family physician, Editorial Board of Medical Economics
Host of Your Health Matters
Rowan Radio 89.7 WGLS FM
Twitter @drcraigwax
Independent Physicians For Patient independence @IP4PI

On Jun 27, 2013, at 11:19 AM, “Kraynak, Ellie” wrote:


The American Osteopathic Association (AOA) will be offering the Conjoint Certification of Added Qualification (CAQ) in Pain Medicine.

This exam will take place at the Osteopathic Medical Conference & Exposition (OMED) on Saturday, September 28, 3013, in Las Vegas, Nevada

Applications for the September 28, 2013 exam are due on Monday, July 15, 2013.

Cost: $1300.00


Certification: September 28, 2013


Monday, July 15, 2013

For an application you can go to http://www.aoepm.org or if you have any questions please contact Ellie Kraynak at or (800) 621-1773.

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