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

Ellie

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

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Craig M. Wax, DO

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

Greetings,

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

EXAMINATION DATES:

Certification: September 28, 2013

APPLICATION DEADLINES:

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.