Training and Initial Certification

2018 Exam Dates
 
Application:  September 17, 2018
Written Exam:  December 3, 2018


2019 Exam Dates
 
Oral Exam:  June 7-8, 2019
Application:  September 16, 2019
Written Exam:  To be determined


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

Pathways to
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Exam Dates
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News

2018 Certification Process is now Open
The ABTS is now accepting applications for the 2018 Certification Process.  To learn more about the application process, Click Here .

Oral Exam Results
The Results of the Part II (Oral) Examination that was given on June 8-9 were mailed to candidates on June 20.  Candidates should receive their results in a few days.  As a reminder, the Board does not give results out over the phone.

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.