United Council for Nuerologic Subspecialties

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Todd Bulson

Certification Manager
Tel: (612) 928-6067
Fax: (612) 454-2750

Dates & Deadlines
No upcoming dates or deadlines.

Neuro-oncology Certification


The application deadline for the 2017 Neuro-oncology certification and recertification examinations has been extended to March 31, 2017. The initial and recertification examinations will take place the week of August 7-11, 2017.

Complete and submit online application and payment (U.S. funds only) no later than 11:59 pm Central March 31, 2017.

Examination results are mailed out approximately 8-10 weeks after examination administration. For confidentiality purposes, UCNS does not provide results via phone, fax, or email. Please notify UCNS immediately of any address or email changes.

Initial Certification

The exam is scheduled for four hours and will have 200 computer-based multiple-choice questions.

Applicants who have taken the exam in a previous year and wish to reapply must submit a new application, provide current documentation, and pay the reexamination fee.


The exam is scheduled for four hours and will have 150 computer-based multiple-choice questions.

  • CME requirements for 2008 diplomates: 240 AMA PRA Category 1™ credits, with 48 credits being subspecialty specific
  • Diplomates certified in 2008 must sit for the 2017 examination to avoid a lapse in certification (no exam offered in 2018)

UCNS Policy on Recertification
Neuro-oncology Phase-in Timetable
CME Tracker Instructions