Certification Examinations


Beginning July 1, 2022, ABTC will begin a revised application procedure on ABTC's certification management platform.  Please check this website for more information and details regarding the updated process.  

PSI Exams, is the professional testing agency contracted by ABTC to assist in the development, administration, scoring and analysis of the ABTC certification exams. Candidates have access to PSI Exams nationwide network of nearly 200 secure testing locations. PSI Exams online has testing sites in the top 175 metropolitan service areas, as well as many rural areas, within a short drive. PSI Exams online provides secure, reliable, and highly credible testing services that meet the highest professional and ethical standards. ​

With access to PSI Exams network of nearly 200 secure testing locations across the United States, you can be sure there is a certification examination site near you and your team. Exams are easy to schedule, and because long-distance travel is not required, travel costs are minimal.

ABTC understands the concerns regarding the current Covid-19 pandemic and its effect on opportunities to take its certification exams. Please visit PSI's Covid-19 webpage for general information or information related to an already scheduled exam.  PSI has created a frequently asked question document which can be found here

Successful completion of an ABTC certification exam demonstrates dedication to the profession to quality patient care, a high level of knowledge and competence in the field of organ donation and transplantation.  Upon passing the exam, practitioners become a part of an elite community of certified professionals who perform at the peak of their field.

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Required Qualifications for Certification Exams

To be eligible for a certification examination – which tests knowledge on all solid organ transplants – candidates must have completed the following requirements:

  • Certified Procurement Transplant Coordinator (CPTC): Candidates must have completed 12 months of work experience as a vascular organ procurement coordinator.
  • Certified Clinical Transplant Coordinator (CCTC): Candidates must have completed 12 months of clinical vascular organ coordinator work experience.
  • Certified Clinical Transplant Nurse (CCTN): Candidates must have completed 24 months of work experience as a registered nurse, including 12 months of direct involvement in the care of the solid organ transplant patient. For information on the conversion of standard units to international units for the CCTN examination, visit Jay Clinical Services.
  • Certified Transplant Preservationist (CTP): Candidates must have completed 12 months of work experience in organ preservation (though organ preservation does not have to be the full-time work responsibility).

The instructions are provided in the ABTC Candidate Handbook​​.

Application Submission and Test Administration

Apply for an ABTC Certification exam​   (First-time exam takers only)

RETAKES ONLY (Must be 90 days from last exam attempt}

Special Accommodations Form

Employer Attestation Form

Examination Statistical Report