Certification Board Of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography

How to Schedule an Examination

2017 Examination Information

Scheduling

The CBCCT examinations are hosted by Pearson VUE.  Approved Candidates will be able to schedule their examination appointments as soon as they receive confirmation that their application has been approved.  To obtain your preferred examination location and date, you are encouraged to schedule your examination appointment as soon as you receive the Examination Confirmation Letter (ECL) email notification containing the eligibility information necessary to schedule your CBCCT examination appointment with Pearson VUE.  www.pearsonvue.com/apca. 

 

To schedule your examination appointment, you will need to create an account with Person VUE, or log-in to your existing Pearson VUE account.  When creating an account, you will be asked to provide your examination Certification Number which you received in the Examination Confirmation Letter (ECL) along with the Scheduling and Cancellation Guidelines.  Testing centers fill up quickly so it is advised to schedule early. This will improve the likelihood of securing your preferred location and date.  CBCCT reserves the right to limit the number of Candidates taking the examination.  Limitations due to seating availability at Pearson VUE test centers may also apply. 

Contact the CBCCT office if you experience ANY difficulty scheduling your exam appointment at a Pearson VUE test center.

Rescheduling

If you must reschedule your appointment with Pearson VUE, you must do so within a minimum of 96 hours prior to the scheduled appointment time.  You will be provided with an emailed confirmation notice indicating the new date and time for your examination. If you do not receive a confirmation email from Pearson VUE, your examination appointment has not been rescheduled and you will need to contact Pearson VUE directly.  North American Candidates may call 1-877-258-9220. Candidates  outside of North America, check www.pearsonvue/apca/contact for regional telephone numbers.

 

Withdraw/Cancel

If you decide for any reason to withdraw from participation in the examination, you must cancel your appointment with Pearson VUE.  To cancel an examination appointment, you must contact Pearson VUE by visiting the Pearson VUE/APCA website or by calling Pearson VUE at 1-877-258-9220, or the regional contact number if outside of North America.  You must cancel the scheduled appointment no later than 96 hours prior to the scheduled examination appointment time. Once you have done this, you will receive a cancellation email from Pearson VUE.

To request a partial refund from CBCCT, you must submit a SIGNED cancellation/partial refund request via email, CBCCT@apca.org, or by fax to 301-424-0875 no later than Friday, September 8, 2017. If applicable, please include your Pearson VUE cancellation email with your request. Be advised, it may take up to 24 hours for your Pearson VUE cancellation to appear in our system.

The entire examination fee and seat are forfeited if we receive your cancellation request after the withdrawal deadline.  No refund will be possible after the withdrawal deadline date, or if you never schedule your examination or you do not keep your scheduled examination appointment.  See Important Dates and Fees section for specifics on refund dates.

After cancelling, in order to sit for a future CBCCT examination, you will need to make an application in the year you wish to sit and meet all eligibility requirements in place at that time.

 

No Show

If you do not cancel a scheduled examination appointment by September 8, or for any reason you do not appear at the testing center for your scheduled appointment, you will forfeit all fees paid and no refund will be provided.  If you are deemed eligible to take the examination, but do not schedule an appointment and do not request a refund by September 8 you are considered a “No Show” Candidate and forfeit all fees.   If you cancel or fail to appear for the examination you will be required to file a new application, pay applicable fees and meet applicable eligible criteria to sit for future examinations.  CBCCT is not able to hold applications or application support materials from year to year.

Candidates who are unable to take their examination due to extraordinary circumstances (i.e., illness) can submit an appeal to appeals@apca.org.  Due to the limited availability of seats for rescheduling within the CBCCT examination window, Candidates are urged to submit their appeal as soon as possible.  Appeals are considered on a case by case basis.  (See Examination Appeals on page 8 of the 2017 CBCCT Testing Information and Policies document). 

 

 

 NOTE:  Your entire examination fee will be forfeited if:

•Your written cancellation request is received after the published Refund Deadline (September 8, 2017)

•You never schedule your examination

•You do not keep your scheduled examination appointment

•You show up late and the center is unable to accommodate you

 

Tutorial on Computer-Based Format and Accessing Exhibits with the New Media Questions

A tutorial is available to help Candidates become familiar with the computer-based examination format.  This video demonstrates the Pearson VUE workstation computer screens as Candidates will see them during the examination. 

Many of the examination questions have “exhibits” associated with the question text.  These exhibits may include movies or still images, or figures or charts, and may be in grayscale or color.  In 2017 these questions will be displayed in a new format and Candidates are urged to review the tutorial video PRIOR to arriving at the testing center to see how to access the exhibits associated with these questions and play them on your workstation during your examination.  The tutorial will NOT be available as part of the examination appointment.

The tutorial does not intend to inform Candidates on cardiovascular CT examination content (for content information see the CBCCT Examination Content Outline).