Our Mission

The International Board for Certification in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (formerly known as the program for Unified International Certification in Facial Plastic Surgery/UIC in FPS sponsored by the International Federation for Facial Plastic Surgery Societies/IFFPSS) was established in 2012.  Its mission is to improve the quality of facial plastic surgery available to the public by measuring the qualifications of candidate surgeons against certain rigorous standards.

Among the core endeavors of the IBCFPRS is the administration of the International Board exam in facial plastic surgery.  This is performed in collaboration with the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.  This two-day examination is held annually in Washington, D.C., and consists of a written multiple-choice exam on the first day and an oral exam on the second day.

The Member Societies of the IFFPSS Participating in the IBCFPRS Program are

American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
ASEAN Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Australasian Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery
Brazilian Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery
Canadian Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Colombian Society of Facial Plastic Surgery and Rhinology
Ecuadorian Society of Rhinology and Facial Surgery
European Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery
Korean Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Mexican Society of Rhinology and Facial Surgery
Pan Asia Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Taiwan Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Venezuelan Society of Rhinology and Facial Plastic Surgery