New Examination Administration Vendor - Beginning in 2017 the CBCCT Certification and Recertification Examinations will be administered by Pearson VUE testing centers located throughout the U.S. and abroad. To take a virtual tour of a Pearson VUE testing center click here. For additional information about Pearson VUE security and identification procedures click here.
For International Candidates - if there are no Pearson VUE testing centers within a reasonable distance to your location, you may be able to schedule your examination at a Pearson VUE Authorized Test Center, which may be closer. Pearson VUE Authorized Test Centers are privately owned, third-party testing facilities which provide on-site testing for certification and professional licensure exams. Available centers will be listed when you schedule at ww.pearsonvue.com/apca. Pearson VUE Authorized Test Centers usually operate during regular business hours. However, some centers may have evening or weekend appointments available. For test center availability, log in to your Pearson VUE account or find a Pearson VUE representative at www.pearsonvue.com/apca/contact.
New Examination Format and Tutorial - The certification examination is composed of 160 multiple-choice questions. Examinees will have four (4) hours to complete the examination. The recertification examination is composed of 100 multiple-choice questions. Examinees will have two and one-half (2½) hours to complete the examination. This time includes five (5) minutes specifically allotted for the completion of the NDA and Exit survey. Please take a moment to watch the NEW CBCCT EXAMINATION TUTORIAL to see the new look and feel of the examination. For more information click here.
Board Certification Eligibility Change - In addition to accepting board certification in Cardiovascular Disease from ABIM and AOBIM, CBCCT will now allow candidates to present board certification from an ABIM Cardiology subspecialty, i.e. Interventional Cardiology, to satisfy this requirement.
ACR Training in CCT - Case Requirement Change - For Candidates providing training documentation that meets the ACR Cardiac CT Practice Guidelines, if the minimum of 50 contrast cardiac CT exams (as part of the original 300/500 cases) were completed more than 12 months prior to application, CBCCT now requires documentation of a minimum of 75 cardiac CT cases completed in the last 12 months. Please use the Maintenance of Competency form to document these cases.
Recertification Maintenance of Competency Change - Recertifying physicians are now able to attest to their own maintenance cases. Please be sure to review the new Recertification Maintenance Of Competency Letter for the specific information that must be included with this requirement.