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CEPTC Information

NATCO offers members many opportunities to meet the requirements for maintaining certification by offering several options to obtain CEPTC credits. 

To maintain the CCTC/CPTC/CCTN/CTP status you must accumulate 60 Continuing Education Points for Transplant Coordinators (CEPTCs) within the three-year period prior to the recertification submission deadline date, which is December 31. A minimum of 20 CEPTCs submitted in Category 1 must be earned by attending a program approved by ABTC, test question writing approved by ABTC, based on the cognitive level of the question you can earn 1 to 5 CEPTCs, completion of CEPTC offerings in the Progress in Transplantation journal, and/or ABTC committee membership.

Coordinators who are dually certified must accumulate 90 Continuing Education Points for Transplant Coordinators (CEPTCs) within the three-year period prior to the recertification submission deadline date, which is December 31. A minimum of 20 CEPTCs submitted in Category 1 must be earned by attending a program approved by ABTC, test question writing approved by ABTC, completion of CEPTC offerings in the Progress in Transplantation journal, and/or ABTC committee membership. Dually certified coordinators expiration dates will be synchronized at the implementation of the new online recertification process.

To help you maintain certification NATCO offers the following opportunities AT NO ADDITIONAL COST TO NATCO MEMBERS!

  • 10 Webinars per year, at 1.0 credit per webinar  (View Current Webinr opportunity HERE)
  • 4 Articles/Tests per year in Progress in Transplantation, the journal that you receive with your membership, at 1.0 credit per test.
  • Committee/Workgroup involvement provides Category 2 credit.

In addition, NATCO offers opportunities to obtain CEPTC credits with paid registrations to NATCO conferences and events. Examples of repeated opportunities are:

  • Organ Preservation Symposium  18 credits
  • Introductory Course for the New Transplant and Procurement Professional   23 credits
  • Foundational Building Blocks of Hospital Development   23 credits
  • Advanced Hospital Development and Leadership  15 credits
  • Annual Meeting  19 credits
  • Simulation Donor Management Workshops  5 credits

Other associations and organizations also offer oppportunities to obtain CEPTC credits.  For more information please visit the websites of UNOSAST, ASTS, and AOPO.

If you have any questions regarding any of these opportunities, please reach out to us at info@natco1.org.

 

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