Certification Examinations


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By successfully completing the examination for your ABTC certification, you will demonstrate a high level of knowledge and competence in the field of organ donation and transplantation. Passing the exam will require long hours of study and hard work, but it is well worth the effort. When you pass the exam, you will instantly be part of an elite community of certified professionals who operate at the top of their clinical licenses.

Benefits of ABTC Certification

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Each ABTC certification is valid for three years. You can maintain certification by retaking the examination or by accumulating 60 Continuing Education Points for Transplant Certification (CEPTCs) within the three-year period.

Required Qualifications for Certification Exams

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

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

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

Test Administration, Application Submission, and Assessment Centers

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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 On Line has testing sites in the top 175 metropolitan service areas, as well as many rural areas, within a short drive. PSI Exams On Line 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, costs are minimal.

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