2021 CBNC Examinations – Administration is now complete
The 2021 CBNC examination window ended Thursday, December 30, 2021.
Candidates who successfully pass the examination and meet all other eligibility requirements* will be shown as holding CBNC certification effective 1/1/2022 in the Directory of Certificants. Your CBNC certification details will also be visible in your MY APCA portal on the same day. Candidates who applied as “Testamurs” and were successful on the exam must provide CBNC with documentation of having passed the Cardiology, Nuclear Medicine or Radiology boards and a copy of their current medical license to be granted Diplomate status.
Dates for the 2022 examinations will be posted as soon as they are available.
The 2021 Application Cycle for CBNC Examinations is Closed
The application window for the 2021 CBNC Examinations opened on June 1st and closed on October 14th.
Examination dates: Tuesday, November 9 – Thursday, December 30, 2021.
For full details related to deadlines and fees please visit Important Dates & Fees.
2021 Application & Examination Dates
Application dates: Tuesday, June 1 – Thursday, October 14, 2021
Examination dates: Tuesday, November 9 – Thursday, December 30, 2021
For full details related to deadlines and fees please visit Important Dates & Fees
You can now register for a CBNC practice test by signing into your MY APCA account and clicking the Sign Up/View Practice Test option in the Application Center tab.
The CBNC Practice Test simulates the computer interface used in the actual test center environment and is a great way to prepare for your examination. For more information about the CBNC Pratice Test, click here.
Reminder: CBNC Authorized User Pathway
When applying to the NRC using CBNC as a pathway for Authorized User status, you must submit your original CBNC certification certificate. NRC currently does not accept the CBNC recertification certificates.
Important Update for Preceptors and Applicants
Please click here to read an important message from CBNC regarding COVID-19 and how it relates to Training for imaging and localization studies.
NEW – Preceptor Portal!
The new Preceptor Portal for CBNC Preceptor and Progam Verification is now live! Preceptors can access this new feature through their MY APCA account. Log in and take a look! Also, please read our helpful FAQs regarding the Preceptor Portal here.
Recertification Lapse Fee
Former Diplomates who have allowed their certification(s) to lapse may apply for recertification by meeting the eligibility requirements. Upon passing the examination a one-time fee $250, per examination, will be assessed in order to be reinstated.
If you recently became certified with the American Board of Radiology, the American Board of Nuclear Medicine, or in a Cardiovascular Specialty with ABIM and are a CBNC Testamur – you can now convert to a Diplomate!
Please follow these steps to convert your status:
- Log in to the CBNC website and create or update your contact information in your account. We will only mail your certificate to the address listed in your account.
- Obtain a picture or PDF version of your ABIM-CD, or CD Subspecialty, ABR or ABNM score letter or certificate.
- Obtain a picture or PDF version of your current, unconditional and unrestricted medical license. Please make sure the expiration date is showing.
- Email your documentation to CBNC@inteleos.org
Due to the high volume of conversion requests, please note that we will process requests in the order in which they are received. Requests with all required documentation, and received by Thursday of each week, will be processed by EOB on Friday of the same week. Certificates will be mailed via USPS. Thank you for your patience and congratulations on becoming fully certified!
NRC Re-Recognizes CBNC
CBNC Diplomates remain eligible to become Authorized Users through NRC’s Certification Pathway. To view the official press release, please click here.
CBNC and CBCCT are now part of Inteleos/APCA. Together we represent nearly 107,000 physicians, sonographers and other advanced healthcare professionals around the world. Please click here to read the letter to our CBNC and CBCCT Diplomates and Testamurs announcing this exciting change. Click here to read the Press Release with more details.
We are thrilled about the enhanced opportunities this will afford our programs and look forward to the continued interaction between the CBNC and CBCCT constituents, leadership and staff.
Information on how to convert status from Testamur to Diplomate.