|Candidates in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities|
|Candidates are those in the field of neurodevelopmental disabilities, who are seeking ABPN Board Certification. All candidates will need to complete and submit an application in order to qualify for an examination. Each application will be reviewed by the credentials department. Candidates become diplomates after passing their examination. Diplomates will then begin the process of maintenance of certification.
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Candidates in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities
The initial certification in the subspecialty of neurodevelopmental disabilities examination is a 200-item, multiple-choice, four hour examination administered via computer at Pearson VUE testing centers. The Board advises applicants, in writing, of acceptance to the examination.
Maintenance of Certification
The maintenance of certification examination is a 120-item, multiple-choice examination administered via computer for three hours. Candidate knowledge will be accessed in normal development; neurogenetics; cognitive disorders (mental retardation and learning disabilities); communication disorders; neurobehavioral disorders; motor disabilities; visual and auditory impairments; neurodevelopmental disordered associated with major medical conditions; and counseling, advocacy, and ethics.