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The American Board of Clinical Neurophysiology

Promoting a standard of excellence in Clinical Neurophysiology for over 60 years

The American Board of Clinical Neurophysiology, Inc. (formerly The American Board of Qualification in Electroencephalography, Inc.) was founded in 1946 by Herbert Jasper, M.D. It is the oldest free-standing Board for medical certification.

The purpose of the Board is to establish and improve standards of knowledge and proficiency in the professional practice of Clinical Neurophysiology. This is accomplished by successful completion of written/computer-based examinations in the field of Clinical Neurophysiology of the Central Nervous System, covering Electroencephalography (EEG), Evoked Potentials (EP), Polysomnography (PSG), Epilepsy Monitoring, and Neurologic Intraoperative Monitoring (NIOM). The Board grants one or more subspecialty designation and issues a certificate to eligible candidates who have satisfactorily completed both Parts of the examination.

Part I - Focuses on a core of knowledge that spans the field of clinical neurophysiology. This will include technical, clinical, and basic knowledge and theory covering central clinical neurophysiology.

Part II - Candidates must select one track, but will have the opportunity to take a second or third track, if desired. The questions are likely to be slightly more complex and include more practice based scenarios and samples.

Track Options:

  • General Clinical Neurophysiology
  • Epilepsy Monitoring
  • Neurophysiologic Intraoperative Monitoring

Exams are offered in a during two week testing windows each summer and fall. Candidates may take both Part I and II, or multiple tracks during the same two week period, but not on the same day.

A Practice Exam covering both Part I and all three Part II tracks is available!

The American Board of Neurophysiology (ABCN)

Exam Schedule

Exam Testing Location/Method Fall 2014 Testing Session Summer 2015 Testing Session Fall 2015 Testing Session
Part I Exam LaserGrade/PSI Computer Testing Sites, or Paper and Pencil October 11-25, 2014

Application deadline September 26, 2014

June 6-20, 2015

Application deadline April 30, 2015

October 10-24, 2015

Application deadline August 21, 2014

Part II Exam
Generalist Track
LaserGrade/PSI Computer Testing Sites, or Paper and Pencil October 11-25, 2014

Application deadline September 26, 2014

June 6-20, 2015

Application deadline April 30, 2015

October 10-24, 2015

Application deadline August 21, 2014

Part II Exam
Neurophysiologic Intraoperative Monitoring Track
LaserGrade/PSI Computer Testing Sites, or Paper and Pencil October 11-25, 2014

Application deadline September 26, 2014

June 6-20, 2015

Application deadline April 30, 2015

October 10-24, 2015

Application deadline September 21, 2015

Part II Exam
Epilepsy Monitoring Track
Currently only available in the US at LaserGrade/PSI Computer Testing Sites October 11-25, 2014

Application deadline September 26, 2014

June 6-20, 2015

Application deadline April 30, 2015

October 10-24, 2015

Application deadline September 21, 2015

Recertification Exam LaserGrade/PSI Computer Testing Sites, or Paper and Pencil October 11-25, 2014

Application deadline September 26, 2014

June 6-20, 2015

Application deadline April 30, 2015

October 10-24, 2015

Application deadline September 21, 2015

Applications and Forms may be downloaded from the website or may be obtained by contacting the ABCN Executive Office.

Both Part I & Part II may be attempted in the same testing window. Part II candidates must select at least one Track.

Fee Schedule

Fee Schedule 2014 2015 (Rate Change)
Non-refundable on-time Application Fee (must be sent with application) $250.00 $250.00
Part I Examination $450.00 $500.00
Part II Examination (per track selected) $450.00 $500.00
Recertification Exam $450.00 $500.00
Transfer Fee $175.00 $175.00
Special Testing Center Fee $125.00 $175.00