Converting from Testamur to Diplomate

Converting from Testamur to Diplomate

Candidates who applied as "Testamurs" and were successful on the examination have no official certification standing with CBNC. Each Testamur is responsible for contacting CBNC to request conversion to Diplomate, which must occur within six (6) years from passing the CBNC examination. For example, if you sat for and passed the CBNC examination as a Testamur in 2012, you must contact CBNC and provide the required documentation no later than 12/31/2018 in order to request conversion.  Only physicians who are granted Diplomate status are certified and may then present themselves to the public - and designate on letterhead, cards, etc. - that they are “Diplomates of the Certification Board of Nuclear Cardiology”.

Please follow these steps to convert your status:

  1. Log in to your MY APCA account and update your contact information in your account. We can only mail your certificate to the address listed in your account.
  2. Obtain a picture or PDF version of your AOBIM/ABIM-CD, or CD Subspecialty, ABR or ABNM score letter or certificate.
  3. Obtain a picture or PDF version of your current, unconditional and unrestricted medical license. Please make sure the expiration date is showing.
  4. Email your documentation to (preferred) or you may fax it to 301-424-0875.

CBNC staff process conversion requests in the order in which they are received. Requests with all required documentation, and received by Thursday of each week, will generally be processed by EOB on Friday of the same week. Certificates will only be provided via the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Regardless of when a physician converts his/her status, the certification will expire 10 years from the date of passing the CBNC examination.

A listing of certified physicians is available to the public and can be accessed by clicking on the "Verify Certification" tab above.