Accepting CEUs for 2013 & 2014 Expirations
The office will accept recertifications early. Credentials expiring in 2013 may be submitted now through December 31st. Credentials expiring 2014 may also begin submitting their recertification forms through the new Credential Management system.
Recertification has been a trend in healthcare. Nearly all professions require recertification. Life-long credentials are no longer feasible in our rapidly changing profession.
ABRET recognizes that some fields have been changing quickly, such as Intraoperative Neurophysiologic Intraoperative Monitoring and Long Term Monitoring. While the fields of EEG and EP have not changed significantly in many years.
For this reason, ABRET requires different recertification requirements based on the credential. CNIM and CLTM require a five year certification. EEG and EP have been on a 10 year recertification cycle and will be moving to a five year cycle, but require fewer continuing education hours than the advanced credentials. The R. EP T. credential must be renewed every 5 years as of 2010. The R. EEG T. credential must be renewed every 5 years as of 2013. These dates correspond to the discontinuation of the oral examinations. Please click here to view the recertification requirements for your credential.
ABRET’s goal for recertification is to encourage technologists to maintain their credential through participation in educational activities. The overall goal of recertification is to maintain a level of knowledge, skills, and competency; to continue to learn and keep up with current trends and technology.
ABRET believes that credentialed technologists need to take responsibility for maintaining adequate knowledge and skills in their registry area. END Technologists need to be responsible health care providers by keeping up with current advances. For this reason, ABRET supports and recommends voluntary recertification for individuals who were
awarded lifetime ABRET credentials in EEG and EP prior to 1997. See the Statement on Voluntary Recertification.
For additional information on the examination, please download a Candidate Handbook . For additional information on submission of continuing education, please log into your ABRET Credential Manger account and view your recertification form under Form Management.