Credentialling Process Guidelines

The Board of Censors must assess candidates by a standardised set of credentialling guidelines. The guidelines will progress stepwise from:

The Board of Censors will be granted discretion to assess individual cases which do not fall into the standard categories; (applications for special consideration).

It is expected that this discretion will be exercised in limited circumstances.

Basic Training

Applicants must be one of the following:

  • An FRACS or equivalent surgical qualification.
  • Five years post-graduate, including three years of accredited surgical training.
  • Dermatologist with surgical experience.
  • Ophthalmologist, ENT, Facio-Maxillary surgeon.
  • Other by special consideration.

Appropriate specific procedural training

Appropriate specific procedural training

Applicants must have at least one of the following:

  • Appropriate two year fellowship from the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery.
  • Appropriate two year fellowship from the European Academy of Cosmetic Surgery.
  • ACCS training course.
  • Five years of procedural experience.
  • A training course judged appropriate by the Credentialling Committee for an individual, taking into account the candidate's basic training and experience, eg FRACS plus specific liposuction course and a log of procedures.

Clinical experience

Candidates must table a surgical log containing the designated minimum number of cases for a given procedure.

The log must contain:

  • operative notes
  • post-operative notes

And show clearly:

  • the number of procedures
  • the number of complications
  • the patient outcome

Patient's names are not to be shown.

NB: It is necessary for the candidate to state that the log is true and complete. The Board of Censors reserves the right to investigate the legitimacy of the log, and will do so from time to time. When the log is produced as part of a recognised training program it must be counter-signed by the Course's Director or preceptor.