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Why would I want to take this exam? The goal of the Certification Board of Nuclear Endocrinology (CBNE) is to provide the highest standards in physician education, ethics, and professional conduct for the safe use of Sodium Iodide 131 and 123 in the diagnosis and treatment of thyroid disease. In addition, it allows endocrinologists to expand their practice to the outpatient and treatment of patients with hyperthyroidism and thyroid cancer. Through provision of prompt patient evaluation in the endocrinologist’s office, with direct explanations of the testing and subsequent therapy in a safe and efficient manner, quality patient care and radiation safety will be achieved.

Who administers the test? Testing is handled through Prometric, a trusted test development and delivery provider to more than 400 organizations worldwide. Prometric’s decades of expertise in test development and delivery help organizations create and deliver exam programs that accurately measure the skills, knowledge and abilities they need to measure.

Is testing done online? No, candidates can go to Prometric testing sites throughout the country. Only the application and preceptor forms may be completed online.

Where are the testing sites? Prometric sites can be found by clicking here.

What study material is available? Check out the NRC basic references by clicking here. To review a bibliography of materials used while developing the exam visit the reference page here.

What is the fee for the application? The fee is $1000 to take the test. See refund policy on Apply Now page.

What if I am unable to take the certification exam after I have paid my fee? To cancel participation, you must notify CBNE of your intent to cancel in writing (with signature) within 1 week of the test start date. For test dates, click here. If your request is received by that date, you are entitled to an $800 refund.

What if I completed the AACE Nuclear Endocrinology course prior to the seven year deadline, can I apply for the CBNE? Currently no. The CBNE will work with the NRC to establish acceptable criteria for candidates that have completed the educational criteria outside of the seven year window.

When is the next AACE Nuclear Endocrinology course? Sometime in 2015, though no exact dates are currently available.