Basic PTE®

Printable Handbook: 
Application Deadline: 
Monday, May 16, 2016
Exam Date: 
Monday, July 18, 2016
News: 

Registration Deadline for the Basic PTEeXAM is May 16, 2016 at 12:00 PM EST!

Examination of Special Competence in Basic

Perioperative Transesophageal

Echocardiography (Basic PTEeXAM®)

 

soo   Scope of Practice

The application of a basic perioperative TEE examination is limited to non-diagnostic monitoring within the customary practice of anesthesiology.  Because the goal of and training in basic PTE® is focused on intraoperative monitoring rather than specific diagnosis, except in emergent situations, diagnoses requiring intraoperative cardiac surgical intervention or post-operative medical/surgical management must be confirmed by an individual with advanced skills in TEE or by an independent diagnostic technique.

Examination Date:

Monday, July 18, 2016

EXAM APPLICATION  

To apply for an NBE examination please click “Apply Online” located on the NBE’s website homepage. If you are a first time applicant please choose the “register for a new account” link on the login page to create a profile and have access to the online examination applications. Once you created a new account and entered your personal information an automated email will be sent containing your candidate ID # and default password. Please keep this information for future logins. If you have previously created an NBE account please log in using your existing candidate ID # and password to submit your 2016 Basic PTEeXAM application and fee. If you have an existing NBE account but you cannot remember your candidate ID # or password (and the email we have on file is correct) please click the” forgot your login” option located on the login page. If your email on file has changed since you created your account you will need to email info@echoboards.org. The information will be provided to you via the email address in which the request is received.

Although NBE prefers candidates apply online via the website, if you wish to pay the examination fee via check or money order please contact NBE’s office for an alternate option.

US LICENSED PHYSICIANS

The following documentation is required to successfully complete the 2016 NBE Basic PTEeXAM® application:

  • Completed, signed, and received application beforethe registration deadline (please see handbook for deadline dates).
  • A copy of your current license to practice medicine with an expiration date.
    • Temporary licenses will qualify for the application process as long as it contains an expiration date.
    • If you do not have a valid license to practice medicine, the following documentation is required:
  •  An original, notarizedletter from the program director stating you are currently enrolled and in good standing in an ACGME accredited training program.

 

NON-US LICENSED PHYSICIANS

The following documentation is required to successfully complete the 2016 NBE Basic PTEeXAM® application:

  • If your current medical license does not contain an expiration date, you are required to supply ONE of the following:
    • An original letter from the Medical Council stating the duration (in years) that your medical license is valid for OR that it is permanent

OR

  • An original Certificate of Good Standing from the Medical Council; dated no more than 12 months prior to the date the application is received by NBE.

 

*IMPORTANT*

All documentation must be supplied in English. If original documenta­tion is not in English, a certified translation must be attached to each document. The applicant will be responsible for all costs associated with certified translation. Please allow yourself appropriate time to obtain your certified translation or medical license if necessary. NBE recommends when using standard mail please opt to obtain proof of delivery.

FAXED, SCANNED, OR LATE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

ELIGIBILITY

Applicants for the Basic PTEeXAM®  must hold a valid license to practice medicine at the time of application or must currently be in an ACGME accredited training program and in good standing. An original, notarized letter must be submitted from the program director verifying this information. The letter must also be on appropriate letterhead and include the ACGME program number.

Non-US Licensed Physicians applying for the Basic PTEeXAM® must supply the following:
   
If your medical license does not have an expiration date, you are required to supply ONE of the following:

  • An original letter from the Medical Council stating your license is permanent
  • An original certificate of good standing; dated no more than 12 months prior to date application received

All documentation must be supplied in English. If original documentation is not in English, a certified translation must be attached to each document.

NOTE: Only a copy of an applicant's current license to practice medicine or letter of good standing, completed application, and the application fee is required to sit for the Basic PTEeXAM®.

Computer-Based Examination Policies and Procedures

For Computer-Based Examination Procedure and Policies please Click Here.

CERTIFICATION APPLICATION

Physicians who passed the Advanced PTEeXAM in 1996-2015, use the conversion application in the  Basic PTE Certification Application to apply for board certification.

For Physicians who participated in the 2014 Basic PTEeXAM®, please refer to the Basic PTEeXAM® Certification Application for certification requirements and application instructions.

The certification application and supporting documents are not required to register for the examination and can be submitted at any time.

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