United Council for Nuerologic Subspecialties


Neurocritical Care Recertification Examination Applications Now Available

Applications are now available for the 2018 UCNS Neurocritical Care Recertification Examination. Save $500 when you register by the July 2, 2018 early deadline. Applications received between July 3-16 are subject to a $500 late fee. The examination is scheduled to take place at Pearson VUE testing centers during the week of December 3-7, 2018.

An initial certification examination will not be offered for Neurocritical Care in 2018. The next initial certification examination will take place in December 2019. There are currently 1,374 physician Diplomates who have demonstrated their knowledge and expertise in Neurocritical Care through passage of the UCNS certification examination.

Certification/Recertification Application Periods Now Open

The online application periods for the United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties (UCNS) are open for the following examinations:

UCNS Certification Recognition Resources Now Available

Promote your UCNS certification using new certification recognition resources. UCNS diplomates will find useful tools to educate the medical community, referral sources, institutions, and patients on the value of their UCNS neurologic subspecialty certification:

UCNS Accreditation - June 1 Application Deadline

Applications are now being accepted until June 1, 2018, from programs seeking accreditation in any of the nine UCNS-recognized neurologic subspecialty areas. Accreditation is a voluntary process of evaluation and peer-review based on UCNS accreditation standards. Programs that attain accreditation status offer the core curriculum established by the subspecialty and meet the required quality standards established by UCNS. Residents seeking fellowships in UCNS subspecialty areas know that the UCNS training programs offer the training defined by experts in that specialty, with oversight of the UCNS Accreditation Council. Fellows graduating from UCNS-accredited training programs meet the training eligibility requirements for certification in their respective UCNS-recognized subspecialty, creating a strong career path for fellow graduates.

Accreditation applications are accepted throughout the year with spring and fall review deadlines. New applications received by the June 1 deadline will be reviewed for approval in the fall of 2018. The next deadline for program applications will be December 1, 2018, for a spring 2019 application review. To begin the accreditation application process, programs must first request access to the online application. Additional information and training program requirements are available in the accreditation links below for each subspecialty or by contacting Amanda Carpenter, Senior Manager, Accreditation at acarpenter@ucns.org or at (612) 928- 6065.