Credentialing Technologists for
over 50 Years

Principles

ABRET Neurodiagnostic Credentialing & Accreditation

Mission Statement

ABRET encourages and promotes quality technical and clinical standards world-wide for neurodiagnostic technologists and laboratories through certification and accreditation.

ABRET is a nonprofit, 501 (c) 6 credentialing board for Electroencephalographic (EEG) Technologists, Evoked Potential (EP) Technologists, and Neurophysiologic Intraoperative Monitoring (CNIM) Technologists, Long Term Monitoring (CLTM) Technologists, and Autonomic Testing Professionals (CAP).  ABRET Registered and Certified Technologists should recognize their responsibilities, not only to their patients, but also to society, to other health care professionals and to themselves.

The following principles have been adopted by the Board of Directors in order to encourage personnel to aspire to the highest possible professional practice. An ABRET Registered technologist or Certified individual shall

  1. Do everything in his or her power to insure that the current Guidelines of the American Clinical Neurophysiology Society are complied with in the department in which he or she works.
  2. Preserve human dignity, respect patient’s rights and support the well being of the patient under his or her care. The Registered or Certified person shall avoid discrimination against individuals on the basis of race, creed, religion, sex, age and national origin.
  3. Appreciate the importance of thoroughness in the performance of duty, compassion with patients and the significance of the tasks he or she perform.
  4. Preserve the confidentiality of medical and personal information of a patient.
  5. Strive to remain abreast of current technology and to study and apply scientific advances in his or her specialty. Carry out their professional work in a competent and objective manner.
  6. Abide by laws related to the profession and to general public health and safety and avoid dishonest, unethical or illegal practices.
  7. Refuse primary responsibility for interpretation of testing or monitoring of Electroencephalograms, Evoked Potentials, Neurophysiologic Intraoperative Monitoring, Long Term or Critical Care Monitoring, and Autonomic Nervous System Testing for purposes of clinical diagnosis and treatment. Individuals who are licensed or otherwise authorized by practice standards to provide interpretation are excluded.
  8. Be truthful, forthcoming, and cooperative in their dealings with ABRET.
  9. Be in continuous compliance with ABRET’s rules (as amended from time to time by ABRET).
  10. Respect ABRET’s intellectual property rights.

 

ABRET Neurodiagnostic Credentialing & Accreditation

In upholding its commitment to maintaining the highest level of impartiality and objectivity in practice and decision making, ABRET conducts an annual Threat Analysis.

Objectivity in Certification

Decisions on eligibility are made according to the eligibility rules and policies. All candidates must meet the same eligibility criteria.

When a petition of eligibility is received, the Programs Manager sends the petition form and supporting documents to the Eligibility Committee for review and a decision.

Credentials are awarded solely on the candidate’s ability to meet and maintain certification requirements, and nothing else.

Objectivity in Administration

All ABRET staff, board members, and subject matter experts must sign a Conflict of Interest Statement and a Confidentiality Statement. They agree not to participate in board-prep courses/programs.

The scoring of examinations and notification of results is handed by the Testing Service Provider. The ABRET office staff and board of directors do not score the exams.

Professional educators do not participate in item reviews or exam reviews. They do not have any say in the setting of the cut score.

ABRET staff may not earn ABRET credentials while employed by ABRET.

Commitment to the public

ABRET will guard against any undue influence or pressure, from inside or outside the organization, regarding any certification activities.

ABRET does not receive any financial support from educators, professional trainers, or professional trade organizations.

ABRET will act with public safety in mind when awarding or revoking credentials.

ABRET Examination Policies