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Neurocritical Care Certification Exam



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Who is the administering board?

The Neurocritical Care (NCC) Certification Exam will be administered by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN).

When and how do I register?

You may begin registering for the NCC certification exam from your Physician Portal beginning 12/1 – 4/6 (late registration is open through 4/27).

When is the last day I can cancel registration for this exam?

You may cancel your exam registration four days prior to the scheduled date.

How often is it offered?

The NCC certification exam will be offered 2021, 2022 and then every other year thereafter on “even years” The Practice Pathway will only be offered for the first four administrations of the exam (2021, 2022, 2024 and 2026). All first-time applicants for the exam thereafter must complete the requirements of the Training Pathway.

When I register, how can I schedule my seat? How long will it take ABPN to receive my information?

For 2021 examinees, ABPN will send you instructions for scheduling your seat during the month of August. Moving forward, ABPN expects to send seat scheduling instructions in July of the exam year.

How do I reschedule?

You may reschedule your exam by contacting ABPN.

Who is the testing vendor?

Your NCC certification exam will be administered at a Pearson VUE test center.

Am I eligible to take this assessment?

At the time of application, you must have been previously certified by ABIM in Critical Care Medicine, or if pursuing the Practice Pathway A, be currently certified by the United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties (UCNS) or Committee on Advanced Subspecialty Training (CAST) in Neurocritical Care. Additional eligibility criteria can be found under the Training or Practice Pathway requirements.

Does this require an attestation?

If you are pursuing the Practice Pathway, an attestation is required. Learn more about the Practice Pathway requirements.

How much does this exam cost?

The cost for the NCC certification exam will be $2,995.