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|Choice of Dates||November 15-19, 2021|
|Application Available||January 18, 2021|
|Application Deadline||May 18, 2021|
|Late Application Deadline||June 8, 2021|
|Examination Fee||$1200 (an installment payment option is available in Folios)|
|Late Application Fee||$0 (waived due to COVID)|
|Scheduling Instructions Emailed||September 9, 2021|
|2021 Board Policies Manual||2021 ABPN General Information and Board Policies|
|2021 IFA||2021 Neurodevelopmental Disabilities CERT Information for Applicants|
|2021 Content Specifications||2021 Neurodevelopmental Disabilities CERT Content Specifications|
|Format and Scoring||Neurodevelopmental Disabilities CERT Format and Scoring|
|Next Choice of Dates||
|Subspecialty Certification Demonstration Exam|
The ABPN and the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP), in concurrence with the ABMS, established a joint Committee on Certification in the Subspecialty of Neurodevelopmental Disabilities in March 1999. This was done to officially establish the field of neurodevelopmental disabilities as a definite area of joint subspecialization in neurology with special qualification in child neurology and in pediatrics and to provide a means of identifying properly trained and experienced neurodevelopmental disabilities subspecialists.
The actual mechanics of certification of qualified candidates have been delegated by the Boards to the Committee, which operates under the supervision of and in accordance with the policies of the Boards.
This is a brief summary of training requirements and not intended to be all inclusive. Read the current Information for Applicants publication for all requirements for Initial Certification in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities.
Before submitting an application for certification in neurodevelopmental disabilities, an applicant must be certified by the ABPN in neurology with special qualification in child neurology and by the American Board of Pediatrics by December 31st of the year prior to the examination administration. All licensing and training requirements must be met by July 31 of the year of the examination.
All applicants other than those initially admitted during the practice pathway period (2001-2007) are required to submit documentation of successful completion of the following residency training, all of which must be completed in residency programs accredited by the ACGME.
The required four years of specialized training in neurology/neurodevelopmental disabilities may be completed on a part-time basis as long as it is not less than half time; credit is not given for periods of training lasting less than one year except under special circumstances that must be approved by the ABPN Credentials Committee. In such cases, it is the responsibility of the applicant to provide detailed documentation from the respective training directors outlining training content, duties, and responsibilities. Each case is considered on an individual basis.
Training programs may schedule individual leave or vacation time for residents in accordance with the overall institutional policy. Leave or vacation time may not be utilized to reduce the total amount of required residency training or to make up deficiencies in training.
Applicants completing the above requirements may apply to sit for examination for certification in three areas: pediatrics, neurology with special qualification in child neurology, and neurodevelopmental disabilities. The ABPN issues the certificate in neurology with special qualification in child neurology and the certificate in neurodevelopmental disabilities. The ABP issues the certificate in pediatrics.