Continuing Excellence in Organ Donation and Transplantation

Demonstrating your competence through certification is an important first step in maintaining control over your career, but rapid changes in methodologies and technologies require you to keep current with new developments over time. Through recertification, you help ensure continuous intellectual growth and exhibit your continued competence to colleagues and employers, as well as patients and families.

The recertification program facilitates continuing competence in the specialty over the course of a practitioner’s certification period. Through continuing competence, the practitioner integrates and applies the
knowledge, skills, and judgment to practice safely, effectively, and ethically
in a designated role, serving a specific patient population.

Each ABTC certification (CCTC®, CPTC®, CCTN®, and CTP®) is valid for three years. There are two ways to recertify:

  1. You may retake the certification examination – a passing grade will result in recertification.
  2. You may attend continuing education courses to earn Continuing Education Points for Transplant Certification (CEPTCs)

ABTC's recertification system, Certemy, makes it easier for certificants to keep track of recertification credits and ease the process of recertification.
Click here to access the system. The user ID will be the email address that you used to register for your ABTC exam. If you do not recall your email address please contact ABTC at

When you access your account for the first time, navigate to the login page and select the Reset Password link.    It will then prompt you to enter your email address and choose the SEND ME THE LINK button.  Certemy will then send you an email.  If you do not receive the email, please check your spam or junk folder.  The email will provide instructions on how to reset your password. Once logged in, you will see your certification(s) on the left side of the screen. 

To continue to receive notices and updates regarding your ABTC credential(s), It is vital that your email is current on the ABTC credential platform Certemy.  ABTC recommends you use your personal email to ensure access if your employment changes.
Please log in now to your Certemy account to update your primary email information. In order to update the primary email, you will need your password. Here’s how to make changes:

  • Login at
  • Click on the avatar (or the photo you have uploaded) at the top right-hand corner of the webpage once you are logged in.
  • Click on “Change primary email” to update to your personal email if that is not currently what is indicated as your primary email.
  • Add your updated primary email in the field, “New primary email address”. You will need your Certemy password to confirm the changes.
  • A confirmation message will be sent to the updated email once you have completed the update.
  • Click on the blue “Confirm E-Mail Change” in the email.

If you need further assistance please contact ABTC,

Requirements for Recertification through Continuing Education

The number of CEPTCs required for recertification through continuing education is 60. Organ donation and transplantation professionals who are dually certified through ABTC must accumulate 90 CEPTCs within the same three-year period. 

A recertification fee of $395 and $495 for dual credentials is required to complete recertification. The annual deadline for recertification submission is December 31 for individuals certified prior to April 2020. Effective April 2020, newly certified individual's three-year cycle will begin on the date of initial certification (the date on which the practitioner passed the test) through 3 years from the date of initial certification.

Additional Information and CEPTC Resources

To support your need for convenient, cost-effective access to CEPTCs, our Approved Provider program incentivizes employers, vendors and partners to provide CEPTCs at your work site or a nearby location, eliminating the need for travel and added expense. For your convenience, ABTC also offers an Online Recertification System that makes it easy to enter and track your continuing education activity from your desktop, tablet or other mobile devices.

For more information and assistance with recertification, click on the following links:

Be an Approved Provider
- Offer CEPTCS

Join an ABTC Committee (certificants only)

Learn more about Continuing Education

Track Your CEPTCs Online​
- Record & Store As You Go​