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Petition of Eligibility

The petition of eligibility is for technologists who are currently working in the field of neurodiagnostics and have a minimum of 2 years of clinical experience. 

POLICY: Candidates may petition their examination eligibility by following a specified procedure.


  • EEG, EP, and CNIM candidates who receive an adverse eligibility decision may appeal the decision in writing to the Executive Director within 30 days.
  • EEG and EP candidates may select to petition their eligibility at the time of application if at least 60 hours of college credit has been earned that equals an associate’s degree of if other equivaleSave nt education can be verified.
  • CNIM candidates may select to petition their eligibility at the time of application if alternative education completed is equivalent to 120 semester hours of college credit.
  • Candidates may select to petition if other credential-specific education has been completed. Petitions will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Petition of EEG Eligibility Form 
Petition of EP Eligibility Form
Petition of CNIM Eligibility Form
Petition of CLTM Eligibility Form

Those who do not meet the minimum pathway requirements must petition their eligibility to sit for an ABRET examination. Petitioning candidates must still complete the required prerequisites (ie. cases, continuing education, CPR/BLS). Click the links below to view the specific pathways for our examinations.

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No. Petitions may be denied for a variety of reasons. If your petition is denied, ABRET recommends contacting a CAAHEP neurodiagnostic program, or an ABRET recognized/formal program for further education.

No. This process is only a way for candidates to petition their education and experience so they may be provided the opportunity to apply for an ABRET examination.

Pathways for petition eligible examinations may be viewed here:

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Candidates who do not have a degree or equivalent college hours will need to complete some additional education.

ABRET recommends attending a CAAHEP Accredited Program, or an ABRET Recognized/Formal Program. Candidates who graduate from one of these programs, or fall under an already established pathway, do not need to petition their eligibility.