All CNCTs are required to participate in the ABEM’s technologist maintenance of certification program to maintain their knowledge and skills related to the performance of nerve conduction studies. It is important to the patients and your employer that you continue to be qualified to perform the studies. The ABEM has simplified the requirements for maintenance of certification to make it easy to complete. Beginning in 2016, technologists who pass the initial examination will be required to complete 5 AANEM Checkpoints
by the end of their 5 year cycle.
For CNCT certified prior to 2016, you have a choice of how to complete your requirements, either completing the old requirement or combining aspects of the old and new requirements. To find out what the requirements are for your current 5-year TMOCP cycle, visit the My TMOCP
page. After you complete your current requirements in your current 5-year cycle, you will automatically be enrolled in a new 5-year cycle and simply need to complete 5 Checkpoints over the 5 year term. More options for Checkpoints will be added in the next few years to give technologists several options to choose to meet their requirements.
If you let your original certificate expire, the ABEM website will show your certificate has expired. Once you complete your 5 checkpoints your certification will be reinstated but the ABEM website will show a lapse in your certification.
Advantages to this new program include:
It’s easy to know what is needed to complete the program
You don’t have to study for an examination and wait for the results
There is no tracking/reporting needed – ABEM tracks for you
You don’t have to count CEUs – there is not CEU requirement
There is no risk that the CUEs you completed will be found inappropriate for credit
No need to travel to any meetings and document attendance
You can complete the program at your own speed
There will be multiple options available in the future to complete the program
Each TMOCP Checkpoint consists of about 20-30 pages of reading on a relevant topic, followed by 15 -20 questions about the material. Technologists will need to purchase each checkpoint, then visit the provided weblink to take the online assessment. Test-takers will be advised immediately whether they passed or failed. Those who do not pass will be advised to review the material and retake the test.