Converting from Testamur to Diplomate

Candidates who applied as “Testamurs” and were successful on the examination have no official certification standing with CBNC. Each Testamur is responsible for contacting CBNC to request conversion to Diplomate, which must occur within six (6) years from passing the CBNC Certification examination. For example, if you sat for and passed the CBNC Certification examination as a Testamur in 2010, you must contact CBNC and provide the required documentation no later than 12/31/2016 in order to request conversion.  Only physicians who are granted Diplomate status are certified and may then present themselves to the public – and designate on letterhead, cards, etc. – that they are “Diplomates of the Certification Board of Nuclear Cardiology”. 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.

Regardless of when a physician converts his/her status, the certification will expire 10 years from the date of passing the CBNC Certification examination.

A listing of certified physicians is available to the public and can be accessed by going to the APCA Directory of Certificants.

Please follow these steps to convert your status:

1. Log in to your MY APCA account and create or update your contact information in your account. We will only mail your certificate to the address listed in your account.

2. Obtain a picture or PDF version of your ABIM-CD, or CD Subspecialty, ABR or ABNM score letter or certificate.

3. Obtain a picture or PDF version of your current, unconditional and unrestricted medical license. Please make sure the expiration date is showing.

4. Email your documentation to (preferred) or upload it into your MY APCA account and inform CBNC staff via email.

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.