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Examination Information

Computer-Based Testing: Fall 2021

The Perfusion Basic Science Examination (PBSE) and the Clinical Applications in Perfusion Examination (CAPE) will be administered at Prometric testing centers throughout the United States, U.S. Territories and Canada from Wednesday, October 13, 2021 through Saturday, October 16, 2021. Examinations may only be taken during that time period. Each examination is four (4) hours in duration, and both may be taken on the same day pending test site availability.

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Prior to registering for the examination(s) with Prometric, examinees must complete the ABCP application process. To complete the application process, the following items must be on file in the ABCP National Office:

  • a completed application form with appropriate fee;
  • an official transcript indicating date of graduation;
  • the clinical competency form signed by the student and the program director;
  • the clinical education record that applies to the examination(s).

Once the application process has been completed, the ABCP National Office will provide you with an examination ID number; you may then visit the Prometric test site to select a test location, date and time for the examination(s). A valid e-mail address is required in order to register online. Examinees may also register using the Prometric automated voice response system at 800.894.9984.

You should register with Prometric as soon as possible after being notified by ABCP that you have been cleared for the examination(s). It is crucial that the application process be completed as early as possible in order for you to reserve your preferred time and location for the examination(s).

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A valid, non-expired government-issued picture identification with a signature (e.g., driver's license or passport) is required when you arrive at the testing center. If you are testing outside of your country of citizenship, you must present a valid passport. If you are testing within your country of citizenship, you must present either a valid passport, driver's license, national ID or military ID.

The name on the ABCP application must match the name on your ID, or you may be denied admission. For example, if your driver's license is issued to Robert L. Doe and you have registered with ABCP using your nickname Larry Doe, you may be denied admission. Contact the ABCP National Office immediately if there is a discrepancy between the name on your ABCP application and your photo ID.

If you need to reschedule a testing appointment, you must do so at least five calendar days prior to your appointment using the Reschedule/Cancel option on the Prometric website or Prometric's automated voice response system at 800.894.9984; both are available 24/7. There is no charge for changing an appointment within the same testing window if the change is made at least five calendar days prior to your appointment.

Access the Prometric website once you've received notification from the ABCP National Office that you've been cleared to register for the examination(s).

PBSE & CAPE details as well as further information about the application and registration process are available on the ABCP website.