ABCN Announces Recertification Process

Recertification Outline

ABCN certificates are time-limited. Certificants and Diplomates are subject to recertification by submission of CME every three years or bywritten examination at the end of ten years.

As of 2019, there are two options for recertification.

1) Submit 30 hours of Category I CME in Clinical Neurophysiology every three years for each ABCN certification being renewed. Complete the online Recertification Application, upload CME and pay $200 fee. Submissions are due in year 3, 6 and 9 following certification. By year 10, Diplomate must have submitted 90 hours of CME and $600 for each certification. See the chart on page two for guidance.

2) Successfully complete the ABCN computer-based recertification examination. The exam is offered twice a year at PSI Computer Centers around the country. Complete the online Recertification Application and submit the $550 fee by the stated examination deadline in year 10.

Both options will renew the ABCN certification for 10 years.

ABCN contracts with the Professional Testing Corporation (PTC) to administer the examination. PTC uses PSI Testing Centers to provide computer-based testing services. The examination will be administered during an established two-week testing period on a daily basis, Monday through Saturday, excluding holidays at several hundred computer-based testing sites throughout the United States.

Hours and days of availability vary at different centers. Please note that you will not be able to schedule your examination appointment until you have received an Eligibility Notice from PTC. If you do not receive an Eligibility Notice or other correspondence at least three weeks before the beginning of the testing period, contact the Professional Testing Corporation by telephone at 212-356-0660.

If you need to cancel your examination appointment or reschedule to a different date within the testing period you must contact PSI at 833-207-1288 no later than noon, Eastern Standard Time of the second business day PRIOR to your scheduled appointment. There are no refunds for this examination. If you fail to arrive for your appointment or do not reschedule within the same testing period, you will forfeit your testing fee.

Renew the ABCN certification you earned

You may now renew your ABCN Subspecialty certifications with CME. Please submit 30 hours of Category I CME in Clinical Neurophysiology in year 3, 6 and 9, for a total of 90 hours over the 10 years. A $200 fee will be due with each submission. Once the requirement is met, your certification will be renewed for another 10 years and a new certificate will be issued. This process will allow for renewal of credentials that expired over the last three years. It is important to keep your contact information current through the ABCN Executive Office.

Use online form on the ABCN website, http://www.abcn.org/forms-fees.php

The current Exam Schedule is posted on the main page of this site.

ABCN
Certification Period
Year of Expired ABCN
Certification
(Must complete in 2019)
CME Credits Due Fee and Date Due Upcoming submissions 30
CME credits and $200
2006-2016 120 $800 in 2019 12/2022; 12/2025
2007-2017 90 $600 in 2019 12/2020; 12/2023; 12/2026
2008-2018 90 $600 in 2019 12/2021; 12/2024; 12/2027
2009-2019 90 $600 in 2019 12/2022; 12/2025; 12/2028
2010-2020 90 $600 in 2019 12/2023; 12/2026; 12/2029
2011-2021 90 $600 in 2020 12/2024; 12/2027; 12/2030
2012-2022 90 $600 in 2021 12/2025; 12/2028; 12/2031
2013-2023 60 $400 in 2019 12/2022; 12/2026; 12/2029; 12/2032
2014-2024 60 $400 in 2020 12/2023; 12/2027; 12/2030; 12/2033
2015-2025 60 $400 in 2021 12/2024; 12/2028; 12/2031; 12/2034
2016-2026 30 every 3 years $200 every 3 years 12/2019; 12/2022; 12/2025
2017-2027 30 every 3 years $200 every 3 years 12/2020; 12/2023; 12/2026
2018-2028 30 every 3 years $200 every 3 years 12/2021; 12/2024; 12/2027
2019-2029 30 every 3 years $200 every 3 years 12/2022; 12/2025; 12/2028
2020-2030 30 every 3 years $200 every 3 years 12/2023; 12/2026; 12/2029
2021-2031 30 every 3 years $200 every 3 years 12/2024; 12/2027; 12/2030