Training and Initial Certification

2018 Exam Dates
 
Oral Exam:  June 8-9
Application:  September 15
Written Exam:  December 3


Board Elgible
 
The Board will recognize an individual as being "Board Eligible" when he/she has an approved application on file with the Board.

Pathways to
Certification

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Operative
Requirements

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Exam Dates
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Residency
Requirements

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Examination
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Policies

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SESATS
Although the Board uses SESATS as a basis for its Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Exam, the Board does not consider it a primary reference guide for the Part I (Written) Exams.  The Board encourages candidates to consider preparing for the Written Exam by using more formal reference materials, such as cardiothoracic textbooks, journals, and courses.