Congenital Cardiac Surgery Subspecialty

Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Dates
MOC Congenital 5-year Applications: September 9 – October 25, 2021

MOC Congenital 5-Year Late Application ($350 late fee): October 26 November 1, 2021

Diplomates who are eligible to complete their Congenital MOC milestone
will submit the application via the ABTS portal webpage.

10-year MOC Examination: September 1 - October 29, 2021

Initial Certification Examination Dates
Initial Certification Application Period Closed
June 10 – August 15, 2021

Part I (Written) Exam: December 13 - 17, 2021

Pathway I

Congenital Certification
for Residents
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Maintaining Congenital
Subspecialty Certification
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Pathway II

Congenital Certification
for Practicing Surgeons
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of Certificates

Primary Thoracic and
Congenital Certification
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CHS News

Leave of Absence Policy - NEW
Effective October 3, 2020, the ABTS adopted a new Leave of Absence Policy that effects all congenital cardiac surgery residents, including those in 1-year or 2-year programs. To read more about the new policy, click here.

Synchronization of Certification Dates
The Board approved plans to synchronize the certificate dates of the congenital certificate with the primary thoracic surgery certificate. Read More

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