Proof of Additional Preceptor Study

Applicants who have not succeeded in passing the examination after three (3) attempts are required to show proof of additional preceptored training in nuclear cardiology and 25 hours of nuclear cardiology specific CME in addition to any training/experience requirements in place at the time of application:

  1. The additional preceptorship in nuclear cardiology must be with an individual who is board certified in Nuclear Cardiology (CBNC), Nuclear Medicine (ABNM or osteopathic equivalent) or Radiology (ABR or osteopathic equivalent) and is an Authorized User listed on a Radioactive Materials (RAM) license. The additional preceptorship must be
    • A minimum of 4 weeks (160 hours; need not be consecutive weeks)
    • A minimum of 100 nuclear cardiology cases read

    The additional preceptorship must begin after the date of the third failed examination attempt. The training described above will allow the applicant to sit for three years.

  2. The 25 hours of nuclear cardiology-specific CME must be AMA PRA Category 1 and completed within the last 18 months.

Applicants who have not succeeded in passing the examination after six (6) attempts must re-take Level 2 nuclear cardiology training in an ACGME or AOA accredited institution.

Document Content and Format

Preceptor letters for the additional training in nuclear cardiology must be on organizational letterhead and the author’s relationship to the applicant provided (e.g. Program Director, Colleague, etc.).

The preceptor letter must be dated no earlier than 36 months prior to application and must document the applicant’s Nuclear Cardiology training dates.

The preceptor(s) verifying additional training in nuclear cardiology must include in the preceptor letter his or her NRC or Agreement State License Number.

Preceptors may find templates with acceptable wording on the CBNC website ( Preceptors are STRONGLY encouraged to use these.

Applicants can submit copies of CME certificates or letters from CME activity sponsors.

For further guidance on counting CME credit hours, refer to the CME Guidance Document.