2023 ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR CANDIDATES RESIDING OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES OR WITH TRAINING FROM OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES
- Candidates who meet any criteria from outside the U.S. will receive a non-U.S. certificate when they pass the exam. These certificates are not transferable to U.S. certificates at any time. If an individual relocates to the U.S. and subsequently satisfies all requirements for a U.S. candidate, he/she must retake the examination to obtain a U.S. certificate.
- Individuals enrolled in a fellowship or residency program in Cardiology, Nuclear Medicine, or Radiology may apply to sit for the examination as Testamur candidates.
- The Applicant has completed training in nuclear cardiology equivalent to ACCF/ASNC COCATS Guidelines for Nuclear Cardiology Training, revised 2015, Level 2 between [MM/YYYY] and [MM/YYYY]
- The Applicant has completed training that meets the national training requirements for the independent sub-specialist practice of nuclear cardiology in [COUNTRY] on [MM/YYYY].
- Applicants must, at the time of application, hold a current, unconditional, unrestricted license to practice medicine and must provide a copy of the current license.
- Testamurs: Applicants on a training medical license must provide a copy of their training medical license in addition to a letter on institutional letterhead from their Program Director stating the duration of training in the program as well as confirming that the individual is a fellow/resident in good standing. Such individuals will be allowed to sit as Testamurs. Conversion of Testamur status to Diplomate and issuance of a CBNC certificate is contingent on the CBNC office receiving documentation of having a current, unconditional, unrestricted medical license and completion of training. (See below for additional information on conversion of status.)
Applicants must submit at least one of the following to establish training in Cardiology, Nuclear Medicine or Radiology.
- Submit a copy of your degree certificate in Cardiology, Nuclear Medicine or Radiology
- Submit a copy of your registration as a specialists in Cardiology, Nuclear Medicine or Radiology.
- Submit a letter of completion from your Cardiology, Nuclear Medicine or Radiology fellowship/residency program.
Documents should be submitted with an English translation.
Testamurs: Applicants currently completing a fellowship/residency in Cardiology, Nuclear Medicine or Radiology are not required to submit any documentation for this requirement. However, conversion of Testamur status to Diplomate and issuance of a CBNC certificate is contingent on the CBNC office receiving documentation of having completed training. See below for additional information.