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The American Board of Clinical Neurophysiology

Promoting a standard of excellence in Clinical Neurophysiology for over 70 years

The American Board of Clinical Neurophysiology, Inc. (formerly The American Board of Qualification in Electroencephalography, Inc.) was founded in 1946 by Herbert Jasper, M.D. It is one of the oldest free-standing Boards for medical certification.

The purpose of the Board is to establish and improve standards of knowledge and proficiency in the professional practice of Clinical Neurophysiology. This is accomplished by successful completion of computer-based examinations in the field of Clinical Neurophysiology of the Central Nervous System, covering Electroencephalography (EEG), Evoked Potentials (EP), Polysomnography (PSG), Epilepsy Monitoring, and Neurologic Intraoperative Monitoring (NIOM). The Board grants one or more subspecialty designation and issues a certificate to eligible candidates who have satisfactorily completed both Parts of the examination.

Part I - Focuses on a core of knowledge that spans the field of clinical neurophysiology. This will include technical, clinical, and basic knowledge and theory covering central clinical neurophysiology.

Part II - Candidates must select at least one track. The questions are likely to be slightly more complex and include more practice based scenarios and samples.

Track Options:

  • General Clinical Neurophysiology
  • Epilepsy Monitoring
  • Neurophysiologic Intraoperative Monitoring
  • Critical Care EEG

Remote Proctoring Now Available!

Your examination is now available to be administered in two ways: at a physical Prometric test center or via live remote proctoring in your home or another quiet distraction free location. For the live remote proctoring option, you must provide a computer with a camera, microphone, and an internet connection to allow real-time communication with a remote proctor.

Exam Schedule
Testing Dates for 2021

ABCN examinations are no longer offered on-demand. Examinations will be offered during two six-week testing windows.

May 1 - June 12 Application Deadline April 1, 2021

October 9 - November 20 Application Deadline September 9, 2021

Exam Schedule
Testing Dates for 2022

May 7 - June 18 Application Deadline April 7, 2022

October 8 - November 19 Application Deadline September 8, 2022

New - ABCN Self-Assessment Program Online Review Questions

An unofficial score will be provided at the conclusion of the examination.

Part I Exam
Part II General Clinical Neurophysiology Track
Part II Neurophysiologic Intraoperative Monitoring Track
Part II Epilepsy Monitoring Track
Part II Critical Care EEG Track

Applications and Forms may be completed through the website or may be downloaded.

ABPN Subspecialty in Clinical Neurophysiology or Epilepsy Exemption

ABEM and ABPN Electrodiagnostic/Neuromuscular Exemption

ABCN Handbook