RePTEĀ®

Online Application: 

Registration for the 2015 RePTE-COMING SOON

Exam Date: 
Monday, July 13, 2015

 

Recertification Examination of Special Competence                                                                         in Perioperative Transesophageal Echocardiography (RePTE®)

EXAM APPLICATION

If you prefer to mail an examination application to the NBE, please downland the printable application on this page. Along with the determination of a testing center region code, you will be required to submit the following documentation:

  •  Complete the 2 page application
  • A copy of your current license to practice medicine with an expiration date

    NOTE: Non-US Licensed Physicians applying for the Advanced 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.
  • Application Fee
    (The NBE® accepts check, money order, VISA or MasterCard)
  • Sign bottom right hand side of application

 

Mail, UPS, or FedEx the appropriate completed application, copy of medical license or letter from program director, and payment to:

National Board of Echocardiography, Inc.®
1500 Sunday Drive, Suite 102
Raleigh, NC 27607

Faxed or scanned applications will not be accepted.

The NBE® recommends that if mail is used you obtain proof of delivery.

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

Applicants for the RePTE® must hold a current license to practice medicine at the time of application or equivalent documentation of permission to practice medicine in the country of principal resident.

AND

Have passed the PTEeXAM® in 1998-2006 Non-US Licensed Physicians applying for the Advanced 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, completed application, and the application fee is required to sit for the RePTE® examination. Certification documentation can be submitted at a later date.

EXAMINATION DATE

Monday, July 13, 2015

LOCATION

The Advanced PTEeXAM is offered as a computer-based format multiple-choice examination through Prometric Testing Centers. Beginning in 2013 select testing centers outside the United States and Canada will also be available for the NBE examinations.  Computer-based testing allows candidates to take his or her examination in the convenient testing center close to home saving time and money. Further, the centers offer privacy along with a quiet and comfortable environment to take the exam. Examination questions and visual images are easily viewable from the computer screen and are generally of higher quality when presented on a computer.The Advanced PTEeXAM is offered as a computer-based format multiple-choice examination through Prometric Testing Centers. Beginning in 2013 select testing centers outside the United States and Canada will also be available for the NBE examinations.  Computer-based testing allows candidates to take his or her examination in the convenient testing center close to home saving time and money. Further, the centers offer privacy along with a quiet and comfortable environment to take the exam. Examination questions and visual images are easily viewable from the computer screen and are generally of higher quality when presented on a computer. The RePTE is offered as a computer-based format multiple-choice examination through Prometric Testing Centers.  Computer-based testing allows candidates to take his or her examination in the convenient testing center close to home saving time and money. Further, the centers offer privacy along with a quiet and comfortable environment to take the exam. Examination questions and visual images are easily viewable from the computer screen and are generally of higher quality when presented on a computer.

Computer-Based Examination Policies and Procedures

For Computer-Based Examination Procedure and Policies please Click Here. To familiarize yourself with the NBE’s new computerized testing format, please click here to download a brief tutorial.

RECERTIFICATION

Physicians who previously passed the RePTE® examination, use the conversion application in the RePTE Certification Application to apply for initial board recertification.

For Physicians participating in the 2014 RePTE® examination, please refer to the RePTE® Certification Application to review the certification requirements and application instructions.

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

SUNSET CLAUSE:

Due to the rapidly changing technology and advances in echocardiography, The National Board of Echocardiography recommends physicians take this examination at least once every ten (10) years.

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