Advanced PTEeXAM®

Online Application: 

Registration for the 2015 AdvPTEeXAM-COMING SOON.

 

Exam Date: 
Monday, July 13, 2015
News: 

To Review the Certification Requirements Click Here Note: For those interested in taking the Advanced PTEeXAM®: The practice experience pathway will not be available to those finishing their core residency training after June 30, 2009.

 

Examination of Special Competence in Advanced Perioperative Transesophageal Echocardiography (Advanced PTEeXAM®)

Scope of Practice

The application of an advanced perioperative TEE examination is to uti­lize the full diagnostic potential of perioperative TEE including direction of the perioperative surgical decision making process.

EXAM APPLICATION

If you prefer to mail an examination application to the NBE, please download the printable application on the right hand side of this page. Along with the determination of a testing center region code, you will be required to submit the following documentation:

  •  Complete the two page application
  • A copy of your current license to practice medicine with an expiration date. If you do NOT have a current medical license, you must obtain an original, notarized letter from program director stating you are currently enrolled in a ACGME accredited training program and in good standing.

    NOTE: Non-US Licensed Physicians applying for the Advanced PTEeXAM® must supply the following:

    If your medical license does not have an expiration date, you are required to supply ONE of the following:

  •  An original letter from the Medical Council stating your license is permanent
  •  An original certificate of good standing; dated no more than 12 months prior to date    application received
  •  All documentation must be supplied in English. If original documentation is not in English, a certified translation must be attached to each document
  • Application fee     

     (The NBE® accepts check, money order, VISA or MasterCard)

  • Sign bottom right hand side of application

 

Mail, UPS, or FedEx the completed application, copy of medical license or letter from program director, and payment to:

National Board of Echocardiography, Inc.®
1500 Sunday Drive, Suite 102
Raleigh, NC 27607

Faxed or scanned applications will not be accepted.

The NBE® recommends that if the USPS is used you obtain proof of delivery.

The certification application and supporting documents for certification are not required to register for the examination and can be submitted at any time.

EXAMINATION DATE

Monday, July 13, 2015

LOCATION

The Advanced PTEeXAM is offered as a computer-based format multiple-choice examination through Prometric Testing Centers. Beginning in 2013 select testing centers outside the United States and Canada will also be available for the NBE examinations.  Computer-based testing allows candidates to take his or her examination in the convenient testing center close to home saving time and money. Further, the centers offer privacy along with a quiet and comfortable environment to take the exam. Examination questions and visual images are easily viewable from the computer screen and are generally of higher quality when presented on a computer.The Advanced PTEeXAM is offered as a computer-based format multiple-choice examination through Prometric Testing Centers. Beginning in 2013 select testing centers outside the United States and Canada will also be available for the NBE examinations.  Computer-based testing allows candidates to take his or her examination in the convenient testing center close to home saving time and money. Further, the centers offer privacy along with a quiet and comfortable environment to take the exam. Examination questions and visual images are easily viewable from the computer screen and are generally of higher quality when presented on a computer. The Advanced PTEeXAM is offered as a computer-based format multiple-choice examination through Prometric Testing Centers.  Computer-based testing allows candidates to take his or her examination in the convenient testing center close to home saving time and money. Further, the centers offer privacy along with a quiet and comfortable environment to take the exam. Examination questions and visual images are easily viewable from the computer screen and are generally of higher quality when presented on a computer.

ELIGIBILITY

Applicants for the Advanced PTEeXAM® must hold a valid license to practice medicine at the time of application or must currently be in an ACGME accredited training program and in good standing. If you do NOT have a current medical license, an original, notarized letter must be submitted from the program director verifying this information. The letter must also be on appropriate letterhead and include the ACGME program number.

Non-US Licensed Physicians applying for the Advanced PTEeXAM® must supply the following:
   
If your medical license does not have an expiration date, you are required to supply ONE of the following:

  • An original letter from the Medical Council stating your license is permanent
  • An original certificate of good standing; dated no more than 12 months prior to date application received

All documentation must be supplied in English. If original documentation is not in English, a certified translation must be attached to each document.

NOTE: Only a copy of an applicant's current license to practice medicine or letter of good standing, completed application, and the application fee is required to sit for the Advanced PTEeXAM®.

Computer-Based Examination Policies and Procedures

For Computer-Based Examination Procedure and Policies please Click Here. To familiarize yourself with the NBE’s new computerized testing format, please click here to download a brief tutorial.

CERTIFICATION APPLICATION

Physicians who passed the PTEeXAM® in 1996-2013, use the conversion application in the PTEeXAM® Certification Application to apply for board certification.

The certification application and supporting documents are not required to register for the examination and can be submitted at any time.

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