United Council for Nuerologic Subspecialties

 
 
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Todd Bulson

Certification Manager
Tel: (612) 928-6067
Fax: (612) 454-2750
tbulson@ucns.org

Dates & Deadlines
No upcoming dates or deadlines.

Headache Medicine Certification

Application

The application cycle for the 2016 Headache Medicine certification examination opens on January 1, 2016. The Headache Medicine certification examination will be offered the week of October 17-21, 2016. The exam is scheduled for four hours and will have 200 computer-based multiple-choice questions. Applications, supporting documents, and payment must be submitted by the application deadline of April 15, 2016.

The practice track pathway of application closed in 2014. In 2016, only those physicians who have completed a UCNS-accredited fellowship program, are faculty of a UCNS-accredited Headache Medicine fellowship program, or are physicians who have taken and failed a previous examination will be able to apply. Please contact UCNS if you have any questions regarding your eligibility.

PLEASE NOTE: UCNS utilizes an online application system. All applications must be completed online, and all supporting documentation must be uploaded through the online application system at the time of application. Some application sections require you to upload documents before you will be allowed to proceed to the next section.

A personal logon is required to access the application. You must request your personal logon information no later than 4:00 p.m. Central on April 15, 2016, in order to apply for this examination. You are encouraged to work on your application prior to 4:00 p.m. Central on April 15, 2016, as application support will not be available and logon requests will not be granted after 4:00 p.m. In order to have your application processed you must finalize your completed application by 11:59 p.m. Central on April 15, 2016. Any application not finalized by this time will not be accepted. In addition to a finalized application, UCNS must receive the $1,700 certification examination fee postmarked on or before April 15, 2016, if paying by check or money order. Payment is the only application item that may be mailed to the UCNS office. UCNS also accepts Visa, MasterCard, and American Express.

Applicants who have taken the exam in a previous year but were not successful and wish to reapply must submit a new application, provide current supporting documentation, and pay the current reexamination fee. Documentation submitted with a previous application will not be accepted.

You must use the template letters that are provided above. Any required letters of support are not meant to be letters of recommendation. They are intended to provide the necessary information to us in the most clear and concise manner possible. Letters that are incomplete or do not follow the provided templates will not be accepted.

Please click here to request access to the online application system.

Recertification

The application cycle for the 2016 Headache Medicine recertification examination opens on January 1, 2016. The Headache Medicine recertification examination will be offered the week of October 17, 2016. The exam is scheduled for four hours and will have 150 computer-based multiple-choice questions. Applications, supporting documents, and payment must be submitted by the application deadline of April 15, 2016.

PLEASE NOTE: UCNS utilizes an online application system. All applications must be completed online, and all supporting documentation must be uploaded through the online application system at the time of application. Some application sections require you to upload documents before you will be allowed to proceed to the next section.

A personal logon is required to access the application. You must request your personal logon information no later than 4:00 p.m. Central on April 15, 2016, in order to apply for this examination. You are encouraged to work on your application prior to 4:00 p.m. Central on April 15, 2016, as application support will not be available and logon requests will not be granted after 4:00 p.m.

In order to have your application processed you must finalize your completed application by 11:59 p.m. Central on April 15, 2016. Any application not finalized by this time will not be accepted. In addition to a finalized application, UCNS must receive the $1,500 recertification examination fee postmarked on or before April 15, 2016, if paying by check or money order. Payment is the only application item that may be mailed to the UCNS office. UCNS also accepts Visa, MasterCard, and American Express.

Please click here to request access to the online application system.

UCNS Policy on Recertification (.pdf) (.pdf)
Headache Medicine Phase–in Timetable (.pdf)
CME Tracker Instructions (.pdf)
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