ABCN certificates are time-limited. Certificants and diplomates are subject to recertification by written examination at the end of ten years.
Physicians certified under the ABPN Clinical Neurophysiology exemption, will be awarded a five year certification and will need to renew their certification at the end of the five year period.
Physicians certified in Neurophysiologic Intraoperative Monitoring under the ABEM exemption will be awarded a five year certification and will need to renew their certification at the end of the five year period.
Recertification will require successful completion of the ABCN computer based recertification examination. The exam is offered at PSI/LaserGrade Computer Centers around the country.
In order to maintain your diplomate or certificant status with ABCN, please register to take the written exam within two years of the expiration date on the certificate. Complete the online Recertification Application and submit the $500 fee to the ABCN Executive Office by the stated examination deadline.
ABCN contracts with the Professional Testing Corporation (PTC) to administer the examination. PTC uses PSI/LaserGrade Testing Centers to provide computer-based testing services. The examination will be administered during an established two-week testing period on a daily basis, Monday through Saturday, excluding holidays at several hundred computer-based testing sites throughout the United States.
Hours and days of availability vary at different centers. Please note that you will not be able to schedule your examination appointment until you have received an Eligibility Notice from PTC.
If you do not receive an Eligibility Notice or other correspondence at least three weeks before the beginning of the testing period, contact the Professional Testing Corporation by telephone at 212-356-0660.
If you need to cancel your examination appointment or reschedule to a different date within the testing period you must contact LaserGrade at 800-211-2754 no later than noon, Eastern Standard Time of the second business day PRIOR to your scheduled appointment.
There are no refunds for this examination. If you fail to arrive for your appointment or do not reschedule within the same testing period, you will forfeit your testing fee.
The current Exam Schedule is posted on the main page of this site.