The WAOCS recognizes additional education and experience only in the area that is consistent with the candidate's initial approved board certification. If a candidate seeks certification in an area inconsistent with his/her initial approved board certification, he/she will not be able to pursue certification under the experience route alone. PLEASE NOTE, the only means by which a candidate can apply for certification in an area that is not consistent with his/her initial approved board certification is by obtaining additional training and applying by the fellowship route OR by applying for a Certification of Added Qualification.
Prerequisite for "Added qualification" is sufficient surgical background training and the exact fulfilment of the "Experience Route". Certification of Added Qualification is granted by the education committee and then allows the applicant to pursue examination and certification accordingly.