Certification Board of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (CBCMR)

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The Alliance for Physician Certification & Advancement™ (APCA™) is pleased to announce it is​ launching a new physician certification in cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR). 

NEW: The new CBCMR How to Apply Guide​​​ is now available. You can download, view and print at your convenience.

To earn certification in cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR), Candidates must meet all requisite eligibility criteria and pass a secure, proctored examination.  Please consult the full description of eligibility requirements by visiting the CBCMR Certification tab​.  

The CBCMR examination assesses Candidates on their knowledge, skills and abilities in preparing patients for CMR studies, selecting appropriate protocols, conducting CMR studies in a spectrum of scenarios and interpreting the results, and performing post-processing tasks.

Job Task Analyses are conducted to establish and periodically update the CBCMR examination to reflect the frequency and importance of CMR tasks performed by physicians.

The CBCMR certification examination will be administered during a one-month window each year, at the Pearson VUE test centers located worldwide. Examination results are available on My APCA approximately 60 days after the close of the administration window. The inaugural 2019 examination will be held between May 7 – June 7. The 2019 application window will open on January 15, 2019. ​​

Staff is available to answer any questions regarding eligibility and can be reached by calling 240-631-8151.​​ Please find the information below for important certification eligibility information.​ 

​Important Dates and Fees​

Regular Application DeadlineLate Application DeadlineAPCA DiscountRefund Deadline
​Certification​Fee: $600​Fee: $800​Discount: $50​Refund: $400
​Registration Opens
Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Monday, April 1,
Monday, April 15, 2019
​Friday, April 26,
​Examination Window: Tuesday, May 7 - Friday, June 7, 2019 ​ ​ ​
*Applicants who have requested testing ("special") accommodations in their application and are required to submit additional documentation in support of their request must submit all such support documents for receipt by Monday, April 15, 2019 incomplete accommodation requests will be denied.​​
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