Frequently Asked Questions
The most frequently asked questions about SESATS are listed below.  If you do not see the question you are seeking, please contact the Board office at   

SESATS 11 at

SESATS 10 at

The web version works very well on tablets, including iPad, Microsoft Windows tablets, Amazon Kindle Fire, and other Android devices. Mobile phone screen resolution is not ideal for SESATS.

If your ABTS certificate expires in 2019, 2020 or 2021 you will need to take and pass the 10-year MOC secured exam.  Please review SESATS XII.

If you want to take SESATS for CMEs, SESATS XII (12) is the only version that offers CMES. There are no longer CMEs associated with SESATS X (10) or SESATS XI (11).

If you are not sure when your certificate expires, you should contact the ABTS office at 312-202-5900 or

You must complete the entire SESATS (all 5 sections) before the “Search and Review” functions become available. Your valid user login is also required to use SESATS in Review Mode.

Obtaining CME credits requires completion of the entire SESATS. Compulsive study of some sections vs. superficial review of others is evident in the internal time tracking data for each question. All questions must be answered, but your requested total CME hours should reflect the actual time spent in study.

You may offer feedback by email at any time to Please reference the question number and provide a clear explanation of your concerns.

The answer files and examination timers will be reviewed in the Penn State Hershey CME office after SESATS and the post-test CME survey are complete. A certificate will be sent via email within 2 weeks. Gross discrepancies between internal exam time tracking and claimed CME hours will be resolved by ABTS.

Writing via will announce your interest in writing for the next edition. Writers generally prepare 10 complete questions with evidence-based critiques, and carefully chosen current references are required. High quality media elements (pictures, movie clips, tables) are encouraged to accompany and enrich the topics. Limited CME credit hours are available to writers for preparing acceptable questions. Please specify your areas of interest or expertise when you inquire.