How to Apply Guide

The 2020 application window opened on Wednesday, June 3, 2020 and closed on Thursday, October 22, 2020.

All application deadlines are 11:59 PM ET. 

2020 Examinations Testing Window (Certification & Recertification)

Tuesday, November 10, 2020 – Thursday, December 3, 2020

Regular Monday, August 24, 2020 $995
Late Thursday, October 1, 2020 $1,195
Final (13th hour) Thursday, October 22, 2020 $2,100
Regular Tuesday, September 1, 2020 $725
Late Thursday, October 1, 2020 $925
Final (13th hour) Thursday, October 22, 2020 $1,500

The CBNC certification program How to Apply Guide is available for your information.

The Guide provides information on eligibility requirements to sit for the Recertification examination.  Applications are only accepted in online format ONLY.  To submit an application, you must either create an online account or login to your existing MY APCA account.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Applications must be submitted by 11:59 pm Eastern Time on the date listed above to receive that fee. The application window closed at 11:59 pm Eastern Time on October 22, 2020. No exceptions.

Applicants applying for the Certification exam must have completed all of the training for Level 2 and be able to document it at the time of application submission.  This is inclusive of the 80 HR course as it is a component of Level 2.  Fee is contingent on date of completion of training and submission of application.  Please see below as well for information regarding incorrect or missing documentation fee.

Individuals who missed the Regular and Late deadlines can still get their applications in for the 13th hour deadline (Final). Applications must be submitted no later than 11:59 PM ET on October 22, 2020.

Special Accommodations 
Applicants who have requested testing (“special”) accommodations in their application, and are required to submit additional documentation in support of their request, must submit all such support documents for receipt by October 30, 2020. After October 30, 2020, incomplete accommodation requests will be denied. 

$50 Multi-Modality Discount 
Individuals who are current Diplomates of the Certification Board of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (CBCCT), Diplomates of the Certification Board of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (CBCMR) or who have passed the CBCCT or CBCMR exam and hold Testamur status are eligible for a $50 discount.

Withdrawal/Cancellation Deadline 
To cancel participation in the 2020 exam you must FIRST cancel your scheduled appointment with Pearson VUE and then notify CBNC of your intent to cancel in writing (with signature) by Friday, October 30, 2020.  If your request is received by that date, you are entitled to a $795 (certification) and $525 (recertification) refund.  For individuals who received the $50 multi-modality discount, the refunds will be $745 and $475 respectively.  All other fees are not refundable.

Candidates who cancel their appointment with Pearson VUE but do not request a refund in writing (with signature) from CBNC by October 30, 2020 will forfeit all refunds and fees.  Scan your SIGNED cancellation request, include it as an attachment and email it to  Alternatively, you may fax your SIGNED cancellation request to 301-424-0875. There may be a cancellation fee for appointments cancelled less than 96 hours prior to the examination.

Incomplete Application Fee: A $75 resubmission fee will be required for applications submitted without all required and correct documentation. Candidates are cautioned to carefully READ and FOLLOW the application instructions and include, at the time of application submission, all the required and correct documentation to support the application.

The CBNC Examinations are administered by Pearson VUE.