RePTE®

Printable Handbook: 
Application Deadline: 
Monday, May 16, 2016
Exam Date: 
Monday, July 11, 2016
News: 

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

Recertification Examination of Special Competence In                                                 Perioperative Transesophageal

Echocardiography (RePTE®)

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 RePTE 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.

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 RePTE® application:

  • Completed, signed, and received application before the 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, notarized letter 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 RePTE® 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.

EXAMINATION DATE

Monday, July 11, 2016

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.

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 2015 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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