Do you need to be certified by any other organization to apply for credentialing with the
American Academy of Spine Physicians?
No. you do not need to be certified by any other organization to apply for credentialing with the American Academy of Spine Physicians.
Is a special credentialing examination required to obtain a Diplomate or Fellow status with the AASP?
No, however, in order to obtain the level of continuing education credits required to receive a Diplomate or Fellow status testing after each of the courses requires a passing score of 80% or greater.
Approximately how much money will I have to invest to obtain a Diplomate Status?
The average cost per online educational credit has been held to is $10. For example, to obtain 300 continuing education credits to meet the criteria for Diplomate status the cost would be approximately $3,000.
Do I have to buy the reference books used for the textbook review courses?
No. You may obtain the reference book from a library or borrow it from a colleague. If you wish to obtain a textbook, it may be available to members at a discount in the AASP store.
Do I have to pay a subscription rate for the AASP online Journal?
No. Active members of the AASP have direct access to the online Journal at no additional cost. Select Journal articles can be used to obtain continuing education credits with the AASP. The Journal is available online at www.spinephyscians.org.
Where do I obtain a list of books used for the Textbook Review Courses?
The list is available on the AASP website.
How were the textbooks chosen for the Textbook Review Courses?
The AASP Educational Committee reviewed numerous titles and chose those books which together represent a comprehensive study of spine disorders and spine care.
How long will it take for me to complete the academic requirements for Diplomate or Fellow status with the AASP?
The requirements for credentialing with the AASP can be obtained at your own pace.