About ABTC


Since 1988, the American Board for Transplant Certification (ABTC®) has been promoting education, competency, and professional growth in organ transplantation through exclusive, specialty certifications.

About ABTC

At ABTC, we share your goals for continuous quality improvement in organ donation and transplantation. Our certification credentials represent an elite community of professionals who incorporate the latest standards of excellence in organ donation and transplantation. Our certification programs include:

  • Certified Clinical Transplant Coordinator (CCTC®)
  • Certified Clinical Transplant Nurse (CCTN®)
  • Certified Procurement Transplant Coordinator (CPTC®)
  • Certified Transplant Preservationist (CTP®)​
  • Certified Transplant Financial Coordinator (CTFC)

ABTC is an independently incorporated, not for profit organization managed by a volunteer governing board – a group of fully certified organ donation and transplantation professionals who strongly believe all patients deserve safe, high quality care. With experts at the helm and a mission driven by the importance of lifelong learning, ABTC certification is a mark of true excellence in organ donation and transplantation.

ABTC's​ Mission

Setting standards that distinguish transplant professionals through certification.​

ABTC's Vision

Advance the field by certifying every donation and transplant professional​.

ABTC’s Statement on Diversity and Inclusion

We are committed to the inclusion of all cultures, ethnicities, and levels of experiences.  It drives us as we uphold our mission, strive to attain our vision, and keeps us connected with our members at large and the transplant community we serve.

ABTC's Non-Discrimination Policy

All candidates have the right to expect all aspects of the certification process to be fair and free from discrimination. Reasonable efforts are made to ensure examinations are job-related; no candidate is excluded from the examination as a result of age, sex, race, religion, national origin, ethnicity, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, and gender identity; language that may be offensive to population subgroups is eliminated; with vigilance to avoid bias and stereotyping.

ABTC's Policy and Procedures

ABTC Bylaws

ABTC Ethical Standards

This manual is a resource for members of the Board of Governors and committee members of the American Board for Transplant Certification on the policies and procedures followed by the organization. The document defines operational guidelines, facilitates communication, provides consistency and enhances productivity of the organization. The Board of Governors and the Executive Office staff are expected to become familiar with, adhere to, and enforce the policies.


  • Heather Andolsen, Executive Director
  • Martine DiDonato, Assistant Executive Director
  • Tyra Woods, Client Services Coordinator