Congenital Cardiac Surgery Subspecialty

Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Dates
The 10-year MOC milestone online applications open for eligible Diplomates in Spring 2022.
Ensure that you refer to the Congenital MOC Booklet of Information
on this page for the Board requirements. 

Initial Certification Examination Dates
Congenital Part II (Oral) Exam: May 20-21, 2022 (virtual)
Congenital Part I (Written) Exam: December 12, 2022

Initial applications for ABTS Congenital Heart Surgery (CHS)
subspecialty certification will be available online
in Summer 2022. Refer to the CHS Initial Booklet of Information
for details regarding the application requirements.  

Pathway I

Congenital Certification
for Residents
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Maintaining Congenital
Subspecialty Certification
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Pathway II

Congenital Certification
for Practicing Surgeons
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of Certificates

Primary Thoracic and
Congenital Certification
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CHS News

Leave of Absence Policy - NEW
Effective October 3, 2020, the ABTS adopted a new Leave of Absence Policy that effects all congenital cardiac surgery residents, including those in 1-year or 2-year programs. To read more about the new policy, click here.

Synchronization of Certification Dates
The Board approved plans to synchronize the certificate dates of the congenital certificate with the primary thoracic surgery certificate. Read More

Congenital Certification
Refer to Pathway I and Pathway II for Congenital Heart Surgery Subspecialty certification.
There is no alternate pathway for the Congenital Heart Surgery Subspecialty certification.

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