FAQ - Questions on Applying for the Exams

FAQ - Questions on Applying for the Exams

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?

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.

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What are the application criteria?

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Can I apply online?

Yes, this is the only method to apply.  You must first create yourself an online account. To do so, please go to this link

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Can I fax in my application?

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.

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When does CBNC registration open?

Registration for 2017 opens on June 1st.

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When are the application deadlines?

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

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What are the fees to sit for the exams?

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.

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When will CBNC staff contact me after I have submitted my application?

Application status can be viewed at any time by logging in to you CBNC account and clicking on "Submit an Application".

SUBMITTED: Once you submit payment, you will have the opportunity to print your receipt. Each receipt contains a date stamp at the bottom - this is your confirmation that your application has been received by our system and your Application Status will change to SUBMITTED.

PENDING REVIEW: CBNC staff will then import your application and it will be put in queue to be reviewed. You will receive an automated email, entitled Application Received, notifying you that the review process has begun and your Application Status will change to PENDING REVIEW.

Application review occurs each business day during business hours. Please be aware that applications submitted outside of business hours will not receive the automated email until the next business day. During high volume submission times, i.e. near a deadline, it may take up to two business days for your status to update from SUBMITTED to PENDING REVIEW.

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How long does it take for application review?

Staff reviews applications as expeditiously as possible and in the order received.  Please allow at least 7-10 business days for correspondence from CBNC staff regarding your application status. Applications submitted on or near application deadlines, due to an increase in submission volume, may require more than 10 business days to review.

Once Applicants with incorrect or incomplete applications have been contacted, via email, and informed of the changes required to approve their application, their application will be put back in the review queue.  Therefore, it is to the Applicant's advantage to make sure the application is complete and correct prior to submission.


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I see I have to include a preceptor letter with my certification application. What should the letter say?

Sample preceptor letters are included in the Candidate Bulletin and on the CBNC website at Preceptor Letter Templates. The letters must be written on institutional letterhead and be dated within 7 years of application.

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I will not have met all the eligibility criteria by the application deadline, but I will have by the time of the examination. May I still apply?

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.

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I missed the October deadline for applying... can I apply late?

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.

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