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EP Exam Eligibility Requirements

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

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Which EP Pathway would I fall under?

 

CAHEEP graduates are immediately eligible to sit for the R. EP T. exam under Pathway I.

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In order to sit for the R. EP T. exam you must provide the following:

  • CAAHEP Graduation certificate
  • CPR/BCLS certification
  • Read the R. EP T. Candidate Handbook (Acknowledgement of this will be required in the application process)

After 3 unsuccessful attempts to pass the examination, candidates must wait 6 months and submit an additional 30 hours of Continuing Education before again being eligible to test.

The R. EP T. credential is awarded for five years. 

Technologists who were previously registered in EP, and are taking the exam to reinstate a lapsed credential must meet all current eligibility requirements, and submit all required documentation.

If so you would be eligible for Pathway II.

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In order to sit for the R. EP T. exam you must provide the following:

*No more than 50% (8) may be earned from ASET Journal Quizzes.

  1. Documentation of 25 EP cases must be submitted (uploaded) with the application.
  2. Cases must have been recorded within the last 5 years, with 10 being recorded within the last 12 months.
  3. Clinical EP cases may not be surgical monitoring cases performed in the OR on an anesthetized patient. 
  4. Documentation forms will be randomly audited. Incomplete or incorrect information may delay or negate eligibility. 

ABRET does not stipulate who the EPs are performed on, whether patients or volunteers.  Since EP studies performed on volunteers are not read by a physician, ABRET will require that a clinical neurophysiologist or physician initial a printout of the study signifying that the study was interpretable and waveforms marked correctly.  These should be maintained by the candidate until the credential has been awarded.

After 3 unsuccessful attempts to pass the examination, candidates must wait 6 months and submit an additional 30 hours of Continuing Education before again being eligible to test.

The R. EP T. credential is awarded for five years. 

Technologists who were previously registered in EP, and are taking the exam to reinstate a lapsed credential must meet all current eligibility requirements, and submit all required documentation.

If you do not meet the current requirements, here are some resources to assist you on your career path.

CAAHEP
CAAHEP is the largest programmatic accreditor in the health sciences field. In collaboration with its Committees on Accreditation, CAAHEP reviews and accredits over 2000 educational programs in twenty-three (23) health science occupations.

ASET
ASET - The Neurodiagnostic Society is the largest national professional association for individuals involved in the study and recording of electrical activity in the brain and nervous system. ASET's mission is to provide leadership, advocacy and professional excellence for members, creating greater awareness of the profession and establishing standards and best practices to ensure quality patient care.

EP candidates may complete the Petition of EP Eligibility Form to petition their eligibility at the time of application if:

  1. You have had structured of formal training in neurodiagnostics, but have not earned a degree.
  2. You can substantiate education equivalent to at least an associate's degree (foreign medical degree, or vocational education in healthcare field).
  3. You have a combination of college credits and medical experience.
 
*Structured is defines as any organized learning institution or program that has defined class work, core instruction and measurable outcomes. On the job training is NOT considered structured learning.
 
Completion of the online petition requires a $15 fee.