Because UCNS offers examinations once every two years, all Neuro-oncology (NO) diplomates certified in 2008 must apply to take the 2017 recertification examinations. NO applications will be available on October 1, 2016, and the deadline to apply is January 17, 2017. To assist with recertification, a CME tracker is available. Diplomates are encouraged to begin entering CME activities into the CME tracker now. Please visit the NO certification page for more information specific to the NO recertification and application processes.
UCNS certifications are time-limited, expiring on December 31st of the tenth year after the year of issuance. In 2016, UCNS will administer its first recertification examinations. In order to maintain their certifications, UCNS diplomates must meet the following four requirements:
Diplomates should visit their subspecialty's recertification page for information specific to the subspecialty's requirements. The complete Policy on Recertification can be found here.
To meet the CME requirement, diplomates may use the same CMEs that they use for maintaining their other certification(s), so long as 20% of the hours are subspecialty-specific. Required CME has been prorated for diplomates certified prior to 2011. Please review the Phase-In Timetable, located under "Recertification" on each subspecialty's page, for specific CME requirements.
UCNS has an online CME Tracker to assist diplomates in the UCNS recertification process. Diplomates can quickly and conveniently enter earned CME and generate a report at any time to track their progress in meeting UCNS-recertification requirements. The CME Tracker also allows diplomates with more than one UCNS subspecialty certification to monitor their progress for each certification. To get started using the CME Tracker, users must first register and create a personal log-in which is located on each subspecialty certification page. Once the log-in has been approved, diplomates can begin entering their CME activities.
The recertification examination will be shorter than the initial examination and the fee will be lower. Questions will be designed for the mid-career practitioner, rather than for a recent graduate. Diplomates should view the Examination Schedule for specific examination dates.
For more information about recertification, please contact Todd Bulson at firstname.lastname@example.org or (612) 928-6067.
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