Training and Initial Certification

2020 Exam Dates
 
Oral Exam: June 5-6, 2020
Application: July 22 - August 28, 2020
Written Exam: December 7, 2020

Board Eligible
 
The Board will recognize an individual as being "Board Eligible" when he/she has an approved application on file with the Board.

5-Year Pass Rate
 
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Pathways to
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Exam Dates
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News

2020 Certification Application
Applications for the 2020 certification cycle will start on June 22, 2020.  The deadline for submitting an application is August 28, 2020. No applications are accepted after August 28.

Part I (Written) Exam
The Part I (Written) Examination will be on Monday, December 7, 2020. The ABTS will be using the 8th edition of the American Joint Commission on Cancer TNM staging system.

SESATS
The Board does NOT consider SESATS a primary reference guide for the Part I (Written) Examinations.  The Board encourages candidates to consider preparing for the Written Exam by using more formal reference materials, such as cardiothoracic textbooks, journals, and courses. The Board uses SESATS as a basis for its Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Exam.

Pearson Testing Center
To learn more about the test taking experience at Pearson Testing Centers, please Click Here.