Questions on Applying to Sit for the Certification and Recertification Exams
How can I get a copy of the application? Can you fax it to me?
As of 2016, applications are accepted in online format ONLY. Applicants must submit their CBNC application and all correct supporting documentation electronically on the CBNC website through the Apply Now tab. To electronically submit your application you will need to establish an account with your name and contact information.
- For US Certification Candidates: Eligibility Requirements for Candidates Residing in the United States.
- For Non-US Certification Candidates residing or planning to practice outside the US: Eligibility Requirements for Candidates Residing Outside the United States at the Time of Application.
- For Recertification Candidates: Eligibility Requirements. Applicants may test in any (or all) of years 8, 9 or 10 of their 10 year certification period. Applicants may also sit for the Recertification examinination for up to five years following lapse of the certification period, but certification status will show as lapsed on CBNC's online Verify Certification page. After more than five years lapse, applicants must meet certification eligibility and pass the Certification examination in order to become certified again.
Yes, as of 2016, this is the only method to apply. You must first create yourself an online account. To do so, please go to this link.
No, applications can only be accepted in online format and must be submitted electronically through the CBNC website. To apply, you must first create yourself an online account or if you already have an existing online account with CBNC, CBCCT or CCCVI, you may login.
Registration for 2017 opens on May 15.
Certification — Application Submission Deadlines
Regular Friday, August 4, 2017 $995 Late Friday, October 6, 2017 $1,195 Final (13th Hour) Monday, October 16, 2017 $2,100
Recertification — Application Postmark Deadlines
Regular Friday, September 1, 2017 $725 Late Friday, October 6, 2017 $925 Final (13th Hour) Monday, October 16, 2017 $1,500
The fees for each exam is dependent on when you apply. Please see "When are the application deadlines?" above for the appropriate fee associated with each exam and deadline.
The fees must be paid online by credit card (AMEX, Discover, MasterCard or Visa).
Administrative fees, late fees and resubmission fees will not be refunded.
Sample preceptor letters are included in the Candidate Bulletin and on the CBNC website at Preceptor Letter Templates and Preceptor Letter Templates - Outside U.S. The letters must be written on institutional letterhead and be dated within 7 years of application.
All eligibility criteria must be met at the time of application. Applications will be considered incomplete if any of the material is missing or incorrect and the applicant will be subject to a $75 resubmission fee.
For example, if the preceptor letter included does not use the correct language for the applicant's background, the letter will be returned to the applicant. It is the applicant's responsibility to make certain that the letter written by the preceptor complies with CBNC's templates.
Under no circumstance will CBNC accept or review an application from an individual who has not finished Level 2 training in nuclear cardiology.
No, the online application registration will close at 11:59pm ET on October 16, 2017. This is the latest an applicant can apply for the 2017 exam. There are no exceptions to this policy.