1 Certification and Recertification CBNC How to Apply Guide Certification Board of Nuclear Cardiology 240-631-8151. About This Guide This Guide walks you through the application process for taking the Certification Board of Nuclear Cardiology (CBNC) Certification and Recertification examinations. These examinations are developed, administered and managed by CBNC Diplomates under the auspices of the Alliance for Physician Certification & Advancement (APCA ). P. 2. APCA Overview APCA Overview P. 3. The Alliance for Physician Certification To continue the advance of diagnostic Applying Online Is Fast, Easy and Secure & Advancement (APCA ) was created medical imaging for superior patient to exclusively meet the needs of the care, APCA also offers physicians P.
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3 Guidelines ). P. 10. CBNC Recertification Eligibility Criteria P. 11. Fees and Online Resources Specialty Examination = Certification Earned Page 2 Applying Online Is Fast, Easy and Secure 2018 Examination Dates: November 13 - December 7, 2018. Application Window Opens June 1, 2018. Regular Application Deadline for Certification : August 15, 2018. Regular Application Deadline for Recertification : August 31, 2018. Late Application Deadline: October 1, 2018. 13th Hour Application Deadline: October 10, 2018. 1. 5. 7. Check the CBNC examination APCA emails eligible Applicants an On examination day. CBNC. administration and application dates.
4 Examination Confirmation Letter (ECL) examinations are administered on a Visit for application window upon approval of your application computer in a secure Pearson VUE. dates and more information. and receipt of all required supporting test center. Test center policies are documentation. ECLs may also be found strictly enforced so be sure to 2. by logging on to The review them carefully prior to your Before beginning the online letter indicates the examination for which examination appointment. application. Review the CBNC eligibility you have been approved. Visit for details. criteria (in this Guide or at ) to ensure you meet the requirements.
5 A website address and toll-free number 8. are provided so you can schedule your After the examination. Results and 3. examination appointment with Pearson a full score report will be available Visit Fill out, pay for VUE. Test centers are located in the approximately ten weeks after the close and submit your application form , Canada and many international of the examination administration. with supporting documents at locations. At that time, an email will be sent As part of to you with instructions on how to If you are ineligible, you will be notified of your application, you will be asked to access your score report in MY APCA.
6 Your ineligibility and the reason(s) for that acknowledge the APCA Confidentiality ( ) when the score determination. Agreement and Compliance policies. becomes available. Your Certification or Review the agreements and policies at 6. Recertification is valid for 10 years. and check the status of your Prepare for the examination. Review Shortly after your CBNC Certification has application by logging on to the full CBNC Content Outline and Scope been awarded, you will be mailed your of Knowledge at A tutorial is certificate and information related to 4. also available at to maintenance of Certification . assist you. Review process and approval Diplomates are listed in the Directory of timeframe.
7 Applications are reviewed in Certificants at the order in which they are received, as expeditiously as possible. APCA receives the majority of CBNC applications on deadline dates so turnaround can take several weeks, depending on the number received and the completeness of the application and documentation. Apply AND MANAGE YOUR APPLICATION THROUGH. Page 3. ABIM awards 20 MOC. points for passing the CBNC. Certification or Recertification examination. Be sure to provide your 6-digit ABIM. number when applying for your CBNC examinaton. Visit for details. About CBNC Certification and Recertification Examinations A fundamental goal of every professional is to improve in areas of competence, quality and effectiveness.
8 Credentialing facilitates achievement of this goal. Certification and Recertification provide a mechanism to demonstrate training and/or experience and an established standard of knowledge in accordance with practice guidelines. The CBNC Certification and Recertification programs include images and videos. Some questions are being pilot are committed to the Certification of Nuclear Cardiology tested and will not be scored. practitioners. Certification provides practice-based requirements against which members of the profession can be assessed. The Candidates must pass a practice-based examination developed purposes of the program are: by experts in the field in concert with psychometric and test development experts.
9 The examination content is based on to establish the domain of the practice of Nuclear Cardiology for Certification ; a Job Task Analysis identifying tasks performed by physicians practicing nuclear cardiology and the knowledge required to assess the level of knowledge demonstrated by Nuclear to perform these tasks. This process strives to ensure the Cardiology specialists in a valid manner;. examination content accurately reflect the current practice of to encourage professional growth in, and enhance the nuclear cardiology. quality of, the practice of Nuclear Cardiology;. to formally recognize individuals who meet the requirements set by CBNC; and to serve the public by encouraging quality patient care in the practice of Nuclear Cardiology.
10 The CBNC Certification and Recertification examination formats are computer-based and administered at Pearson VUE test centers located throughout the and abroad. The examinations are comprised of questions with four multiple choice options, all of which may be plausible, but only one of which is the correct or best answer. Many of the questions Page 4 Prepare for your examination day Test Center Admission and Identification When you arrive at the test center, be prepared to: Check in with a test center administrator Present a valid photo ID. Have your palm scanned Take a test-day photograph Special Accommodations APCA Compliance Policies Compliance and Required Review Pre-application Review In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), APCA will provide During the online application process APCA will conduct a pre-application reasonable testing accommodations Applicants are required to attest to their review for a $125 non-refundable fee for Candidates with professionally compliance with all APCA Compliance for individuals who wish to determine diagnosed disabilities as defined by the Policies.