Advanced PTEeXAM®

Printable Handbook: 
Application Deadline: 
Monday, May 16, 2016
Exam Date: 
Monday, July 11, 2016
News: 

Registration Deadline for the Advanced PTEeXAM is May 16, 2016 at 12:00 PM EST!

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

To apply for an NBE examination please click “Apply Online” located on the NBE’s website homepage. If you are a first time applicant please choose the “register for a new account” link on the login page to create a profile and have access to the online examination applications. Once you created a new account and entered your personal information an automated email will be sent containing your candidate ID # and default password. Please keep this information for future logins. If you have previously created an NBE account please log in using your existing candidate ID # and password to submit your 2016 Advanced PTEeXAM application and fee. If you have an existing NBE account but you cannot remember your candidate ID # or password (and the email we have on file is correct) please click the” forgot your login” option located on the login page. If your email on file has changed since you created your account you will need to email info@echoboards.org. The information will be provided to you via the email address in which the request is received.

Although NBE prefers candidates apply online via the website, if you wish to pay the examination fee via check or money order please contact NBE’s office for an alternate option.

US LICENSED PHYSICIANS

The following documentation is required to successfully complete the 2016 NBE Advanced PTEeXAM® application:

  • Completed, signed, and received application before the registration deadline (please see handbook for deadline dates).
  • A copy of your current license to practice medicine with an expiration date.
    • Temporary licenses will qualify for the application process as long as it contains an expiration date.
    • If you do not have a valid license to practice medicine, the following documentation is required:
  •  An original, notarized letter from the program director stating you are currently enrolled and in good standing in an ACGME accredited training program.

 

NON-US LICENSED PHYSICIANS

The following documentation is required to successfully complete the 2016 NBE Advanced PTEeXAM® application:

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

     

    • An original letter from the Medical Council stating the duration (in years) that your medical license is valid for OR that it is permanent

OR

  •     An original Certificate of Good Standing from the Medical Council; dated   no more than 12 months prior to the date the application is received by NBE.

 

*IMPORTANT*

All documentation must be supplied in English. If original documenta­tion is not in English, a certified translation must be attached to each document. The applicant will be responsible for all costs associated with certified translation. Please allow yourself appropriate time to obtain your certified translation or medical license if necessary. NBE recommends when using standard mail please opt to obtain proof of delivery.

 

FAXED, SCANNED, OR LATE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

 

EXAMINATION DATE

Monday, July 11, 2016

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.

CERTIFICATION APPLICATION

Physicians who passed the PTEeXAM® in 1996-2015, use the 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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