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ABRET, CNIM

ABRET



 
Examination(s)  
   
   
ABRET Website
http://www.abret.org/
Certification Examination in Neurophysiologic Intraoperative Monitoring
Application Deadline
Examination Date  
(Starting January 2017)
On an as-needed basis through PSI
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 Pathway III
Graduate of a CAAHEP NIOM Program or CAAHEP-accredited add-on NIOM Program Employed in Intraoperative Monitoring with a current R. EEG T. or R. EP T. credential Employed in Intraoperative Monitoring with the minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree
Documentation of 150 NIOM cases*. Documentation of 150 NIOM cases*. Documentation of 150 NIOM cases*.
    Documentation of 15 hours of relevant education (related to IOM) in the last 5 years.
Current CPR/BCLS certification Current CPR/BCLS certification Current CPR/BCLS certification
CNIM Exam CNIM Exam CNIM Exam

* Completion of Documentation Form
  1. The Candidate must be the primary technologist in the set-up, troubleshooting and monitoring of each case listed.
  2. Observation of an NIOM case may not be included in the required cases, but supervised cases are acceptable, as long as the requirements listed above are met.
  3. ABRET will accept documentation of up to two NIOM cases per day. Do not submit more than requested number of cases. 10% of the cases documented must have been performed within 12 months of application deadline.
  4. Monitoring performed in the operating room during a surgical procedure should be included. Pre-op testing and procedures do not satisfy this requirement.
  5. Documentation of 15 continuing education hours through ASET, ACNS or ASNM related to IOM, earned in the last 5 years. Note: This will increase to 30 as of 2017.
  6. Documentation forms will be randomly audited. Incomplete or incorrect information may delay or negate eligibility.
  7. After 3 unsuccessful attempts to pass the examination, candidates must wait one year and submit an additional 30 hours of Continuing Education before again being eligible to test.
  8. The CNIM credential is awarded for five years. See the options under Recertification.
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.

Please Check the ABRET website for most recent recertification processing.


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.

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Registration Examination for Electroencephalographic Technologists
Application Deadline
Examination Date  
(Starting January 2017)
On an as-needed basis through PSI
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 NDT Program Formal Neurodiagnostic Education
(Programs must apply for recognition)
Employed in Neurodiagnostics with Associate’s Degree or RPSGT Employed in Neurodiagnostics
Current CPR/BCLS Certification Completion of Program 1 year clinical EEG experience * 2 years clinical EEG experience *
Part 1 Exam (After enrolled at least 6 months in program) Documentation of 100 EEGs Documentation of 150 EEGs post experience Documentation of 200 EEGs post experience
Part 2 Exam (Following completion of program) Current CPR/BCLS Certification Current CPR/BCLS Certification Current CPR/BCLS Certification
Part 1 Exam 30 EEG ASET
Credits **
60 EEG ASET
Credits **
Part 2 Exam Part 1 Exam Part 1 Exam
    Part 2 Exam Part 2 Exam
2015-2017 Entering the Field
2018 Entering the Field Pathway Expires

*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.

**ASET Continuing Education Credits may be earned at any point during the EEG experience (www.aset.org)
  No more than 50% of the required credits may come from journal article quizzes.

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. ABRET will accept documentation of up to three recordings per day. Do not submit more than the requested number of cases.

  3. 25% of EEGs should have been recorded within 12 months of the exam deadline.

  4. Ambulatory and Long Term Monitoring set ups and monitoring may not count toward the number of EEGs, unless a routine EEG is recorded as a baseline.

  5. A routine EEG must be a minimum of 20 minutes in length, including montage changes and activation.

  6. Documentation forms will be randomly audited. Incomplete or incorrect information may delay or negate eligibility.
After 3 unsuccessful attempts to pass the examination, candidates must wait one year and submit an additional 30 hours of ASET Continuing Education before again being eligible to test.

The R. EEG 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's degree, but have not earned a degree, may petition their eligibility by using the "Petition of Eligibility" form on the ABRET website and following the instructions.


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 using the "Petition of Eligibility" form on ABRET website and following the instructions.
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.

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Registration Examination for Evoked Potential Technologists
Application Deadline
Examination Date  
(Starting January 2017)
On an as-needed basis through PSI
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 NDT Program Employed in Neurodiagnostics with Associate’s Degree
Graduate – immediately eligible 2 years clinical Neurodiagnostic experience *
Current CPR/BCLS Certification Current CPR/BCLS Certification
  Documentation of 25 clinical EP studies, 10 recorded in the last year.
  Documentation of 30 hours of EP or NIOM education earned in the last 5 years.
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.
  1. Candidates who have a current R. EEG T. or CNIM 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.

  2. Documentation of 25 EP cases must be submitted (uploaded) with the application. A documentation form is available on the ABRET website under Evoked Potentials.

  3. Cases must have been recorded within the last 5 years, with 10 being recorded within the last 12 months.

  4. Clinical EP cases may not be surgical monitoring cases performed in the OR on an anesthetized patient.

  5. Documentation forms will be randomly audited. Incomplete or incorrect information may delay or negate eligibility.

  6. After 3 unsuccessful attempts to pass the examination, candidates must wait one year and submit an additional 30 hours of Continuing Education before again being eligible to test.

  7. 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.

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Certification Examination in Long Term Monitoring
Application Deadline
Examination Date  
(Starting January 2017)
On an as-needed basis through PSI
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
Certification in Long Term Monitoring
Eligibility Pathway
R. EEG T. Credential
One year as an R. EEG T. or RET (Canadian EEG Credential)
One year of Long Term Monitoring experience after the EEG credential is earned.*
Documentation of 50 LTM Cases. Maximum of 3 cases per day.
Current CPR/BLCS Certification
CLTM Examination


* Must include extensive experience and clinical knowledge of long term monitoring in epilepsy and critical care. Additional experience and knowledge of ambulatory EEG monitoring, epilepsy surgery including functional mapping, is also expected

  1. Documentation of 50 LTM cases must be submitted (uploaded) with the application. A documentation form is available on the ABRET website under CLTM.

  2. Cases must have been monitored within the last 5 years, with 10% (5 LTM cases) within the last 12 months.

  3. No more than 10% of cases submitted (5 LTM cases) may be ambulatory monitoring. Each admission may only be counted as one case, regardless of the number of days monitoring.

  4. Documentation forms will be randomly audited. Incomplete or incorrect information my delay or negate eligibility.

  5. After 3 unsuccessful attempts to pass the examination, candidates must wait one year and submit an additional 30 hours of ASET Continuing Education before being eligible to test again.

  6. The CLTM credential is awarded for five years. See the 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 $450.00
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.

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click here for FREE download.

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Certification Examination for Autonomic Professionals
Application Deadline
Examination Date
(Starting January 2017)
On an as-needed basis through PSI
Eligibility
The Certification Examination for Autonomic Professionals is designed and written for the advanced level Autonomic Professional.

ABRET
CAP
Eligibility Pathways
Pathway I Pathway II
Employed in Autonomics with a minimum of an Associate's Degree Employed in Autonomics
1 year clinical Autonomic Testing experience 1 2 years clinical Autonomic Testing experience 1
Documentation of 20 autonomic cases 2 Documentation of 40 autonomic cases 2
List of educational activities related to autonomics within the last 3 years. Minimum of 3 activities 3 List of educational activities related to autonomics within the last 3 years. Minimum of 3 activities 3
Current CPR/BCLS certification Current CPR/BCLS certification
CAP Exam CAP Exam
  1. A supervisor will be asked to sign off on this requirement and may be contacted for verification.

  2. ABRET will accept up to 6 cases per day. Use the CAP Documentation Form available on the website.

  3. Educational activities may take the form of relevant autonomic lectures, workshops (up to 12 credits), journal reviews, case studies, autonomic record review (4 sessions with a physician equal 1 educational activity credit), authorship on journal article(s), writing special interest article(s) for ASET, presenting poster and/or platform presentations at professional society meetings (3 credits), and giving a lecture at departmental/lab meeting.

  4. Documentation forms will be randomly audited. Incorrect or incomplete information may delay or negative eligibility.

  5. The CAP credential will be awarded to successful candidates for a five year period. Recertification will require 15 hours of documented continuing education.
All candidates must submit documentation of current CPR/BCLS certification.
Fee(s)
CAP 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

Certification Examination for Autonomic Professionals


Click here to Download the Handbook

ONLINE APPLICATION AND PAYMENT

You can submit your online application for Certification Examination for Autonomic Professionals.

Please make sure you have read the Handbook for Candidates and have all the required information ready before starting the online application. 

Complete your application using your name exactly as it appears on the photo ID you will present to PSI on the examination date. Registering for the examination with a name that does not match the presented photo ID may result in denial of admittance at your scheduled examination appointment at PSI and forfeiture of the entire registration fee.

Proceed to the PTC Online Applications System: 
  ABRET CAP ONLINE APPLICATION.

IMPORTANT NOTE: When submitting your application online, you should receive an automated e-mail response within minutes of submission. IF YOU HAVE RECENTLY SUBMITTED YOUR EXAM APPLICATION ONLINE, AND DID NOT RECEIVE AN AUTOMATED RESPONSE, YOUR APPLICATION WAS NOT RECEIVED.


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