POST for Initial Certification
Candidates for initial certification must submit a chronological log of 150 consecutive, major, surgical cases for which he or she was the responsible surgeon. These cases must be from no fewer than 120 unique patient encounters. Each case must have a minimum of three months follow-up. All cases must be within an 18-month time period or less, and none may be older than 24 months at the time the case log is submitted. No cases done during residency or subsequent fellowships (even though done outside the fellowship) may be included.
Once submitted, the data is reviewed by an ABNS Director as part of the credentialing process for ABNS Initial Certification.
To request an account for ABNS Initial Certification, please fill out the following form.
Please be sure to include your name, residency program and completion date of residency training. Candidate accounts will only be provisioned to individuals who meet the pre-requisites for ABNS certification.
*Starting in Spring 2018 the ABNS Directors, after soliciting advice from several stakeholders, decided to include diagnostic cerebral angiography as a “major” procedure. These will be counted as part of the required major case total for primary certification.