The Certified Nerve Conduction Technologist (CNCT) grandfathering program closed on December 31, 2011. Prior to this date, if an application was accepted, the technologist was granted CNCT status under three different conditions:
1. Non-time-limited R.NCS.T Credentials
The Technologist Maintenance of Certification Program (TMOCP) will require the technologist to complete the 30 CEU requirement and attend 1 AANEM sponsored meeting only. You will not need to take the ABEM CNCT certification examination or maintenance of certification examination (TMOC).
The online ABEM technologist directory will list both time limited and non-time-limited technologists as CNCT*, indicating these technologists are grandfathered and participating in a portion of the TMOCP. Technologists do not need to display the * when listing their credentials; it is used for clarification in the ABEM directory listing only.
Grandfathered technologists may voluntarily take the ABEM CNCT certification examination and participate fully in the maintenance program. The * then would be removed from the listing in the technologist directory.
2. Time-limited R.NCS.T Credentials
The TMOCP will require the technologist to complete the 30 CEU requirement, attend 1 AANEM sponsored meeting, and to successfully pass the TMOC exam.
Your CNCT credentials will expire at the same time your R.NCS.T credentials would have expired. If the TMOCP examination is not yet available, the R.NCS.T credentials will be extended.
3. Technologists who received R.NCS.T credentials but were notified by AAET that they did not pass the R.NCS.T examination.
The technologist needs to complete the 30 CEU requirement, attend 1 AANEM sponsored meeting, and pass the ABEM CNCT certification examination on or before December 31, 2013 to continue using the CNCT credentials. If the technologist fails the examination, he or she will no longer be able to use the CNCT credentials.
The online ABEM technologist directory will list these technologists as CNCT† indicating that these technologists are grandfathered, are required to pass the ABEM CNCT certification examination by December 31, 2013, and required to participate fully in the TMOCP to maintain their certification. Once the exam is passed, the † would be removed from the online directory listing. Technologists do not need to display the † when listing their credentials; it is used for clarification in the ABEM directory listing only.
Acceptance into the grandfathering program automatically enrolls the technologist into ABEM’s technologist maintenance of certification program (TMOCP).