C-cert Learning Assessment
What is the format of the new annual C-cert quizzes?
The annual C-cert quizzes have 25 multiple choice questions that are based on the material covered in the selected reading list of journal articles that are selected for a specific subspecialty. These quizzes are not proctored and may be taken online at your convenience. At the end of the quiz, any questions answered incorrectly will display along with the correct answers with rationale to provide an additional learning opportunity.
What is considered "passing" on a C-cert quiz?
Diplomates must have a minimum score of 80% to pass the annual C-cert quizzes and are allowed three separate attempts to attain the passing score.
How much time will I have to complete an annual quiz?
Once a diplomate starts an online quiz, they will be provided up to 100 minutes to complete the session.
I did not complete the 2021 C-cert requirements. Is there still time to complete the requirements to change my certification status to “meeting requirements”?
You can still complete the 2021 outstanding C-cert activities in 2022. Pay all outstanding C-cert fees for quiz access by signing into your diplomate profile and then locating the Pay Now icon on the left side of your profile page. If you paid the 2021 fee but haven’t completed the quiz, you may log in to the testing platform to complete the 2021 quiz. You will need to pay the 2022 fee to gain access to the 2022 quiz, and the 2021 AND 2022 C-cert requirements will need to be completed by the annual deadline to have a C-cert status of “meeting requirements.”
What if I don't take the annual quiz for my subspecialty?
Diplomates who choose do not to pay the annual C-cert fee or take the annual quiz will be considered “Certified - Not Meeting Requirements.” Diplomates’ certification status will reflect this until the requirements are met per the policy. Diplomates who do not complete the annual C-cert requirements for two consecutive years are considered no longer certified.