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ABRET, CNIM

American Board of Registration of Electroencephalographic and Evoked Potential Technologists



 
Examination(s)  
   
   
 
ABRET Website
http://www.abret.org/
Certification Examination in Neurophysiologic Intraoperative Monitoring
Application Deadline
Examination Date  
1/10/2014 2/15/2014 - 3/1/2014
4/11/2014 5/31/2014 - 6/14/2014
7/25/2014 9/6/2014 - 9/20/2014
10/24/2014 11/29/2014 - 12/13/2014
Eligibility
The Certification Examination in Neurophysiologic Intraoperative Monitoring is designed and written for the advanced level Neurodiagnostic professionals, or formally trained NIOM professionals who are currently practicing in an intraoperative environment.

ABRET
CNIM
Eligibility Pathways
Pathway I Pathway II
Employed in Intraoperative Monitoring with a current R. EEG T. or R. EP T. credential Employed in Intraoperative Monitoring with at least a Bachelor’s Degree
Documentation of 150 NIOM cases*. Documentation of 150 NIOM cases*.
Current CPR/BLS certification Current CPR/BLS certification
CNIM Exam CNIM Exam

* Completion of Documentation Form (Available from Handbook)
  1. The Candidate must be present and an active participant in the set-up, troubleshooting and monitoring of each case listed, in its entirety.
  2. Observation of an NIOM case may not be included in the 150 required cases, but supervised cases are acceptable, as long as the requirements listed above are met.
  3. 10% of the cases documented must have been performed within 12 months of application deadline.
  4. ABRET will accept documentation of up to two cases per day.
  5. Do not submit more that 150 cases. Only the first 150 cases will be considered.
  6. Monitoring performed in the operating room during a surgical procedure should be included. Pre-op testing and procedures do not satisfy this requirement.
  7. IOM Documentation forms are available on the ABRET website. If you are using a different form, all the information required on the ABRET IOM Documentation form must be included and the supervisor name, contact information, signature and date must be on each form page.
All candidates must have documentation of current CPR/BLS certification.

CNIM Exam will consist of a maximum of 200 items based on the CNIM Practice Analysis and 50 items based on the relevant portions of the Evoked Potential Practice Analysis.


PETITION OF PATHWAY 2 ELIGIBILITY
CNIM candidates may select to petition their eligibility at the time of application if alternative education completed is equivalent to 120 semester hours of college credit. Use the "Petition of CNIM Eligibility Form" downloadable from the ABRET website.

Fee(s)
CNIM Exam $600.00
Regional Testing Center(s)
It will be offered at PSI testing centers. Click here to search for the site nearest you.

NOTE: You will not be able to select a testing center on the PSI site prior to receiving confirmation that you are registered for a certification exam.
Handbook and Application Request

Certification Examination in Neurophysiologic Intraoperative Monitoring

Click here to Download the Handbook Now!

Proceed to the Online Applications System on ABRET.org.
For Technical Support, please contact ABRET.
  ONLINE APPLICATION.

(If you don't have Adobe Acrobat Reader,
click here for FREE download.

GET FREE ADOBE ACROBAT READER!

Receive Handbook via Regular Mail.
      Note:  Allow 2-3 weeks for delivery.


Online Practice Test in Neurophysiologic Intraoperative Monitoring
Application Deadline
Examination Date  
N/A Available now
Online Testing Details
WHAT IS IT
A practice test consisting of 100 questions with a testing time of 2 hours taken over the Internet

WHY TAKE IT
To experience taking a computerized exam, to review an example of the type of content included in the Certification Examination in Neurophysiologic Intraoperative Monitoring, and to learn more about question format, style, and level of difficulty

SCORE REPORT
After completing the online practice test, you will receive an instant score report showing test performance in each of the content areas. The score report does not provide correct answers or indicate which questions were answered correctly and incorrectly.

NOTE: Performance on the online practice test may differ from actual performance on the Certification Examinations. Thus, there is no guarantee that taking this practice test will help you pass the Certification Examinations. Participants may, however, find it helpful to review content in any areas of weakness indicated on the score reports prior to taking the Certification Examinations.

CONTENT INCLUDED
  1. Preparation and Application of Fundamental Concepts
  2. Intraoperative Phase
  3. Post-Operative Phase
  4. Ethics and Professional Issues
Fee(s)
Fee (by Credit card) $50.00
How to Apply

Online Practice Test in Neurophysiologic Intraoperative Monitoring

  Go to https://secure.ptcny.com/webtest/ and follow directions on how to apply online  
Registration Examination for Electroencephalographic Technologists
Application Deadline
Examination Date  
1/10/2014 2/15/2014 - 3/1/2014
4/11/2014 5/31/2014 - 6/14/2014
7/25/2014 9/6/2014 - 9/20/2014
10/24/2014 11/29/2014 - 12/13/2014
Eligibility
The Registration Examination for Electroencephalographic (EEG) Technologists is designed and written for those health care professionals that are trained in and currently practicing EEG technology.

ABRET®
EEG
Eligibility Pathways
Pathway I Pathway II Pathway III Pathway IV
CAAHEP Program Formal END Education Employed in Neurodiagnostics with Associate’s Degree or RPSGT Employed in Neurodiagnostics
Part 1 Exam (After enrolled at least 6 months in program) Completion of Program (Programs must apply for recognition) 1 year clinical EEG experience * 2 years clinical EEG experience *
Part 2 Exam (Following completion of program) Documentation of 100 EEGs Documentation of 150 EEGs post experience Documentation of 200 EEGs post experience
  Part 1 Exam 30 EEG ACE Credits ** 60 EEG ACE Credits **
  Part 2 Exam Part 1 Exam Part 1 Exam
    Part 2 Exam Part 2 Exam


Completion of Documentation Form (Available from Handbook)

*EEG experience is defined as experience in clinical EEG for a period equivalent to 32 hours/week (1664 hours/year). Sleep experience is not considered clinical EEG experience.

**ACE credits are a product of ASET (www.aset.org) and can be earned at any point during the EEG experience.

All Part 1 candidates must have documentation of current CPR/BLS certification.


OTHER ELIGIBILITY STATUSES
  1. Candidates who have a current R. EP T. credential are eligible to take the R. EEG T. examinations. Proceed through Credential Manager. Your status will already be in the system once you log in.
  2. Technologists with a current R. EEG T. credential may opt to take the Part 2 examination in order to renew their credential, but no earlier than one year prior to expiration. Your status will already be in the system once you log in.
  3. Candidates who feel they have completed education equivalent to an associate degree, but have not earned a degree, may petition their eligibility by usig the "Petition of Eligibility" form on the ABRET® website and following the instructions.
  4. Candidates who previously passed the ABRET® Part 1 examination prior to 2013 may opt to retake the new Part 1 and Part 2 examinations in order to bypass the oral examination, which is required for all candidates in the registration process prior to 2013. Obtain a log-on credential in Credential Manager but apply through the ABRET® office.
Fee(s)
EEG Part I $350.00
EEG Part II $350.00
Regional Testing Center(s)
It will be offered at PSI testing centers. Click here to search for the site nearest you.

NOTE: You will not be able to select a testing center on the PSI site prior to receiving confirmation that you are registered for a certification exam.
Handbook and Application Request

Registration Examination for Electroencephalographic Technologists

Click here to Download the Handbook Now!

Proceed to the Online Applications System on ABRET.org.
For Technical Support, please contact ABRET.
  ONLINE APPLICATION.

(If you don't have Adobe Acrobat Reader,
click here for FREE download.

GET FREE ADOBE ACROBAT READER!

Receive Handbook via Regular Mail.
      Note:  Allow 2-3 weeks for delivery.


Online Practice Test For Electroencephalographic Technologists Part I: Fundamental Concepts
Application Deadline Examination Date  
N/A Available now
Online Testing Details
WHAT IS IT
A practice test consisting of 60 questions with a testing time of 2 hours taken over the Internet

WHY TAKE IT
To experience taking a computerized exam, to review an example of the type of content included in the Registration Examination for Electroencephalographic Technologists Part I: Fundamental Concepts, and to learn more about question format, style, and level of difficulty

SCORE REPORT
After completing the online practice test, you will receive an instant score report showing test performance in each of the content areas. The score report does not provide correct answers or indicate which questions were answered correctly and incorrectly.

NOTE: Performance on the online practice test may differ from actual performance on the Registration Examinations. Thus, there is no guarantee that taking this practice test will help you pass the Registration Examinations. Participants may, however, find it helpful to review content in any areas of weakness indicated on the score reports prior to taking the Registration Examinations.

CONTENT INCLUDED
  1. Patient History
  2. Common Neurological Disorders
  3. Patient Preparation and Care
  4. Basic EEG Concepts
  5. Instrumentation
Fee(s)
EEG Part I Practice Test Fee (by Credit card) $50.00
How to Apply

Online Practice Test For Electroencephalographic Technologists Part 1: Fundamental Concepts

  Go to https://secure.ptcny.com/webtest/ and follow directions on how to apply online  
Online Practice Test For Electroencephalographic Technologists Part II: Clinical Applications
Application Deadline Examination Date  
N/A Available now
Online Testing Details
WHAT IS IT
A practice test consisting of 50 questions with a testing time of 2 hours taken over the Internet

WHY TAKE IT
To experience taking a computerized exam, to review an example of the type of content included in the Registration Examination for Electroencephalographic Technologists Part II: Clinical Applications, and to learn more about question format, style, and level of difficulty

SCORE REPORT
After completing the online practice test, you will receive an instant score report showing test performance in each of the content areas. The score report does not provide correct answers or indicate which questions were answered correctly and incorrectly.

NOTE: Performance on the online practice test may differ from actual performance on the Registration Examinations. Thus, there is no guarantee that taking this practice test will help you pass the Registration Examinations. Participants may, however, find it helpful to review content in any areas of weakness indicated on the score reports prior to taking the Registration Examinations.

CONTENT INCLUDED
  1. Effects of Neurologic Disorders on EEG
  2. Considerations in the Recording
  3. EEG Recording and Pattern Recognition
  4. Modification of Recording Strategy
Fee(s)
EEG Part II Practice Test Fee(by Credit card) $50.00
How to Apply

Online Practice Test For Electroencephalographic Technologists Part II: Clinical Applications

  Go to https://secure.ptcny.com/webtest/ and follow directions on how to apply online  
Registration Examination for Evoked Potential Technologists
Application Deadline
Examination Date  
1/10/2014 2/15/2014 - 3/1/2014
7/25/2014 9/6/2014 - 9/20/2014
Eligibility
The Registration Examination for Evoked Potential (EP) Technologists is designed and written for those health care professionals who are trained and currently practicing EP technology.

ABRET
R. EP T.
Eligibility Pathways
Pathway I Pathway II
CAAHEP Program Employed in Neurodiagnostics with Associate’s Degree
Graduate – immediately eligible 2 years clinical Neurodiagnostic experience *
R. EP T. Examination R. EP T. Examination


* Neurodiagnostic experience is defined as experience in clinical EEG, EP, or NIOM for a period equivalent to 32 hours/week (1664 hours/year).

All candidates must have documentation of current CPR/BLS certification.

Candidates who have a current R. EEG T. credential are eligible to take the R. EP T. examination. Proceed through Credential Manager. Your status will already be in the system once you log in.

The R. EP T. credential is awarded for five years. See the options under Recertification.


PETITION OF ELIGIBILITY
Candidates who feel they have completed education equivalent to an associate degree, but have not earned a degree, may petition their eligibility by using the "Petition of Eligibility Form" located on the ABRET website and following the instructions.

Fee(s)
EP Exam $350.00
Regional Testing Center(s)
It will be offered at PSI testing centers. Click here to search for the site nearest you.

NOTE: You will not be able to select a testing center on the PSI site prior to receiving confirmation that you are registered for a certification exam.
Handbook and Application Request

Registration Examination for Evoked Potential Technologists

Click here to Download the Handbook Now!
(includes Case Documentation Forms)

Proceed to the Online Applications System on ABRET.org.
For Technical Support, please contact ABRET.
  ONLINE APPLICATION.

(If you don't have Adobe Acrobat Reader,
click here for FREE download.

GET FREE ADOBE ACROBAT READER!

Receive Handbook via Regular Mail.
      Note:  Allow 2-3 weeks for delivery.


Online Practice Test For Evoked Potential Technologists
Application Deadline
Examination Date  
N/A Available now
Online Testing Details
WHAT IS IT
A practice test consisting of 100 questions with a testing time of 2 hours taken over the Internet

WHY TAKE IT
To experience taking a computerized exam, to review an example of the type of content included in the Registration Examination for Evoked Potential Technologists, and to learn more about question format, style, and level of difficulty

SCORE REPORT
After completing the online practice test, you will receive an instant score report showing test performance in each of the content areas. The score report does not provide correct answers or indicate which questions were answered correctly and incorrectly.

NOTE: Performance on the online practice test may differ from actual performance on the Certification Examinations. Thus, there is no guarantee that taking this practice test will help you pass the Certification Examinations. Participants may, however, find it helpful to review content in any areas of weakness indicated on the score reports prior to taking the Certification Examinations.

CONTENT INCLUDED
  1. Pre-Study Procedures
  2. Performing the Evoked Potential Study
  3. Post-Study Procedures
  4. Ethics and Professional Issues
Fee(s)
Fee (by Credit card) $50.00
How to Apply

Online Practice Test For Evoked Potential Technologists

  Go to https://secure.ptcny.com/webtest/ and follow directions on how to apply online  
Certification Examination in Long Term Monitoring
Application Deadline
Examination Date  
1/10/2014 2/15/2014 - 3/1/2014
7/25/2014 9/6/2014 - 9/20/2014
Eligibility
The Certification Examination in Long Term Monitoring is designed and written for the advanced level R. EEG T. who has had at least one year of experience in Neurophysiologic Long Term Monitoring, and is currently practicing in a monitoring environment. Candidates will be expected to have been an active participant in the set-up, monitoring, and review of prolonged video-EEG cases.

ABRET
CLTM
Eligibility Pathways
Pathway I Pathway II
R. EEG T. Credential RET Canadian Credential
One year as an R. EEG T. One year as an RET.
One year of Long Term Monitoring Experience after the EEG credential is earned.* One year of Long Term Monitoring Experience after the EEG credential is earned.*
Documentation of 50 Long Term Monitoring Cases ** Documentation of 50 Long Term Monitoring Cases **
CLTM Examination CLTM Examination


* Monitoring experience must include extensive clinical experience in video- EEG monitoring. Additional experience and knowledge in ambulatory EEG monitoring and ICU EEG monitoring is also expected.

** Completion of Documentation Form
  1. The Candidate must be present and an active participant in the set-up, troubleshooting and monitoring of each case listed, in its entirety.
  2. Observation of an LTM case may not be included in the 50 required cases, but supervised cases are acceptable, as long as the requirements listed above are met.
  3. No more than 10% of cases submitted (5) may be ambulatory recordings.
  4. ABRET will accept documentation of up to two LTM cases per day.
  5. Do not submit more than 50 cases. Only the first 50 cases will be considered.
  6. A patient may only be counted once during each admission
  7. LTM Documentation Forms are available on the ABRET website. If you are using a different form, all the information required on the ABRET LTM Documentation Form must be included and supervisor name, contact information, signature and date must be on each form page.
All candidates must have documentation of current CPR/BLS certification.

The CLTM credential is awarded for five years. See options under Recertification.
PETITION OF ELIGIBILITY
Candidates who received an adverse eligibility decision may appeal the decision in writing to the Executive Director within 30 days.

Fee(s)
CLTM Exam $420.00
Regional Testing Center(s)
It will be offered at PSI testing centers. Click here to search for the site nearest you.

NOTE: You will not be able to select a testing center on the PSI site prior to receiving confirmation that you are registered for a certification exam.
Handbook and Application Request

Certification Examination in Long Term Monitoring

Click here to Download the Handbook Now!
(includes Case Documentation Forms)

Proceed to the Online Applications System on ABRET.org.
For Technical Support, please contact ABRET.
  ONLINE APPLICATION.

(If you don't have Adobe Acrobat Reader,
click here for FREE download.

GET FREE ADOBE ACROBAT READER!

Receive Handbook via Regular Mail.
      Note:  Allow 2-3 weeks for delivery.


Online Practice Test In Long Term Monitoring
Application Deadline
Examination Date  
N/A Available now
Online Testing Details
WHAT IS IT
A practice test consisting of 50 questions with a testing time of 2 hours taken over the Internet

WHY TAKE IT
To experience taking a computerized exam, to review an example of the type of content included in the Certification Examination in Long Term Monitoring, and to learn more about question format, style, and level of difficulty

SCORE REPORT
After completing the online practice test, you will receive an instant score report showing test performance in each of the content areas. The score report does not provide correct answers or indicate which questions were answered correctly and incorrectly.

NOTE: Performance on the online practice test may differ from actual performance on the Certification Examinations. Thus, there is no guarantee that taking this practice test will help you pass the Certification Examinations. Participants may, however, find it helpful to review content in any areas of weakness indicated on the score reports prior to taking the Certification Examinations.

CONTENT INCLUDED
  1. Pre-Study Procedures
  2. Performing the Study
  3. Post-Study Procedures
  4. Ethics and Professional Issues
Fee(s)
Fee (by Credit card) $50.00
How to Apply

Online Practice Test In Long Term Monitoring

  Go to https://secure.ptcny.com/webtest/ and follow directions on how to apply online  

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