New Content Outline for the CPTC Examination Effective July 1, 20164/5/2016
​ABTC’s CPTC Examination Committee conducted a job analysis study in 2014. As a result of the study, the CPTC Examination Committee will roll out an examination with a new content outline July 1, 2016. ABTC conducted this job analysis to identify critical content for the certification examination and form a new set of specifications for the examination. You may find the new detailed content outline by clicking here. Committee members from regions across the country and various practice setting were represented on the job analysis committee. 

Along with the new examination content, a new self-assessment examination for the CPTC has been developed and is now available for purchase. Access the ABTC SAEs. ​
Become an ABTC Approved Provider of Continuing Education! 8/1/2015
The American Board for Transplant Certification (ABTC) is offering a once in a lifetime chance!  If your transplant program succeeds in certifying at least 5 transplant coordinators, nurses or preservationists in a calendar year – your program will receive one year’s worth of free approved provider status for 12 months.

With an unlimited amount of CE credit you can offer your staff, you can minimize staff travel expenses – a $1,500 savings!  Please complete and return the ABTC Approved Provider Application and provide the list of those recently achieving ABTC certification.​

For more details on the types of CE you can offer, click here​.

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30th Anniversary: World's 1st single lung transplant11/8/2013

On November 7, 1983, Toronto General Hospital surgeons made medical history when they performed a single lung transplant on Toronto's Tom Hall.

Forty-four previous attempts at the surgery had been un successful - Hall was the first single lung transplant survivor.

VIDEO: Watch the story of a courageous patient and the medical staff who performed this 'world-first' 30 years ago



Masina Scavuzzo, BSN, CCTC, honored by ITNS10/22/2013

​We are excited to announce that ABTC Board member, Masina Scavuzzo's hard work and dedication earned her the International Transplant Nurses Society (ITNS) 2013 Nursing Excellence Award.

Read the full article

ABTC Achieves NCCA Accreditation1/5/2013

​On July 19, 2011, the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) granted here for more information. 

From January 2015 through December 2015, a total of 430 took the ABTC Certification Examinations. 180 took the CCTC examination, 132 individuals or 73.3% passed the CCTC examination. Of the 133 who took the CPTC examination, 97 or 72.9% successfully completed the examination. There were 69 who attempted the CCTN examination, where 58 or 84.1% passed the examination. The CTP Examination tested 48 candidates in 2015, 45 or 93.8% successfully completed the examination.
All test forms were assembled by the American Board for Transplant Certification respective examination committees, with technical psychometric assistance provided by Applied Measurement Professionals, Inc. (AMP).
By the end of 2015, over 2600 professionals currently hold ABTC Certifications. The number of individuals who hold ABTC certification is as follows:
CCTN-  461
CPTC-  751
CTP-     174
ABTC Develops SAEs for the CCTC, CPTC and CCTN examinations7/11/2009
Click here to view the Press Release.

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