Congenital Cardiac Surgery Subspecialty

Initial Certification Examination Dates
Part II (Oral) Exam: Tentatively rescheduled. The Congenital Certification Oral Exam
date is not yet determined.
Initial Certification Application: June 22August 28, 2020
Part I (Written) Exam: The exam window is between December 7 and December 18, 2020.

Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Dates
MOC Congenital 5-year Applications: July 1September 11, 2020 (late applications due October 23)

Diplomates who are eligible to complete their Congenital MOC milestone
will submit the application via the ABTS portal webpage.

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, include 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