Training and Initial Certification

2019 Exam Dates
 
Oral Exam:  June 7-8, 2019
Application:  September 3, 2019
Written Exam:  December 9, 2019


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

Pathways to
Certification

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Operative
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Exam Dates
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Residency
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Certification
Policies

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News

Part I (Written) Exam
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
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