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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 designations 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
  • Pediatric EEG (Coming in 2023)


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 2023

May 6 - June 17
Application Deadline April 7, 2023

October 7 - November 18
Application Deadline September 8, 2023

ABPN Subspecialty in Clinical Neurophysiology or Epilepsy Exemption

ABEM Electrodiagnostic/Neuromuscular Exemption

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