10% percentage of recertification applications will be randomly selected for audit. However, if there is reason to believe there has been a breach in the integrity of the process by an individual seeking recertification through the continuing education or points method, staff will also select those individuals for audit.
If you are selected for audit, you will be notified after you have submitted your recertification application. Those selected for audit will need to send proof of their practice hours in accordance with the policy in effect at the time of recertification. Acceptable proof of practice hours is a log of practice hours or letter from the surgeon(s), on letterhead, verifying certificant has met the practice hour requirement. Specific documents based on the recertification method chosen are outlined below.