Transition to Continuous Certification

In 2019, UCNS began the transition to Continuous Certification (C-cert). Diplomates' certification status will be contingent upon meeting the C-cert requirements annually. Certification does not expire when annual C-cert requirements are met. 

Attest to Meeting Previous CME Requirements

Diplomates must attest to meeting the subspecialty-specific continuing medical education (CME) requirements for lifelong learning activities during the time-limited period of their certificate as outlined in the CME Transition Requirements Table. Diplomates must attest that all subspecialty-specific CME requirements have been met by December 31, 2019, at which time they will be transitioned to C-cert and their certification status will be listed as Certified – Meeting Requirements.

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 UCNS diplomates with time-limited certificates:
  • 2019: One-time attestation of meeting prorated subspecialty AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM  to verify continuous learning during time-limited certificate period
  • 2020: Begin participating in C-cert and continue meeting general C-cert eligibility requirements
UCNS diplomates initially certified in 2019 and beyond:
  • Begin participating in C-cert and continue meeting general C-cert eligibility requirements in the year immediately following year of initial certification


Annual C-cert Fee

Beginning in 2020, an annual C-cert administrative fee is due and payable by April 15. Diplomates are required to meet and complete the C-cert CME attestation and have a status of Certified-Meeting Requirements before payment can be made online.  

Payment Instructions

  • Sign-in with your username and password in the upper right-hand corner of UCNS homepage
  • Once signed in, click on "Hi <your name>" to enter your diplomate profile
  • "Pay Now" can be found on the left side of the profile page