Transition to Continuous Certification

In 2019, UCNS began the transition to Continuous Certification (C-cert), replacing the previous recertification process and time-limited certification. Diplomates' certification status is now 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 previous time-limited certificates:
Beginning in 2019, Diplomates holding time-limited certificates will transition to C-cert by completing a one-time attestation that all subspecialty-specific continuing medical education (CME) requirements for lifelong learning took place during the time-limited period of their certificate as outlined in the CME Transition Requirements Table. Beginning in 2020, they must meet the annual C-cert requirements

UCNS diplomates initially certified in 2019 and beyond:
New diplomates begin participating in C-cert and continue meeting general C-cert eligibility requirements in the year immediately following year of initial certification.

All UCNS Diplomates:
Beginning in 2020, all diplomates must participate in C-cert and meet the annual requirements to hold a status of Certified – Meeting Requirements. Outstanding attestations will be accepted in 2021 and status updates will be done as outstanding annual C-cert requirements are met.

Annual C-cert Fee

Beginning in 2020, an annual C-cert administrative fee is required and payment can be made online with a credit card.

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

Staff Contact

Bryan Hagerla, Continuous Certification Manager
bhagerla@ucns.org
(612) 928-6326