|Initial Certification in Neurology/Child Neurology|
|The purpose of the ABPN’s initial certification examinations is to test the qualifications of candidates in neurology/child neurology. Neurology/Child Neurology specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases or impaired function of the brain, spinal cord, peripheral nerves, muscles, autonomic nervous system, and blood vessels that relate to these structures.
New Certification Information
• Effective January 1, 2012, ABPN will require a physician to become Board certified within seven years following successful completion of ACGME-accredited or ABPN approved residency training in their primary specialty or ACGME accredited subspecialty.
• Graduates can take the ABPN Certification Examination as many times as allowed during the 7-year period.
• Individuals who have completed an accredited residency program prior to January 1, 2012 will have until January 1, 2019 to become board certified.
• Individuals who do not become certified during the 7-year period (or before January 1, 2019 for those who completed residency training before January 1, 2012) will be required to (1) repeat the required clinical skills evaluations; and (2) complete one stage of MOC (90 CME credits, 24 self-assessment CME credits, and 1 PIP Unit that includes a clinical and feedback module) in order to be credentialed to take the ABPN Certification Examination.
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Specific requirements for certification are described in detail in the Information for Applicants (IFA) publications. These publications and corresponding applications are revised each year and are available as pdf files.
Additionally, the ABPN annually revises content outlines of topics that will be covered in each examination that is offered. These publications may be downloaded from the Content Outlines page. The ABPN also maintains core competencies outlines for its specialties and subspecialties.
|Quick Reference Links: PDF files can be found on the forms page.|
Information for Applicants
Core Competency Outlines
Sample Questions and Videos
|Neurology Clinical Skills Evaluations (CSE) During Residency:
General CSE Information
NEX Form V.1 (PDF)
NEX Form V.2 (PDF)
Criterial for Approving NEX Form (PDF)
Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Computer-Administered Examinations, explains the procedures for registration and testing at Pearson VUE testing centers.