Professional Development

ABTC Certification for Clinical and Procurement Transplant Clinicians

The American Board for Transplant Certification (ABTC) is an independent, self-supporting credentialing organization for transplant professionals. NATCO sponsored ABTC at its inception, and ABTC became a separate entity in 1988, shortly before the first administration of the certification examinations.

Candidate Handbook

ABTC formulates policy for the profession, establishes educational standards and certifies members. Practitioners who pass the certification examination and meet the competency and certification standards as established by ABTC, become members of the American Board for Transplant Certification. ABTC provides four types of certification, depending on the area of specialty.

  • Certified Procurement Transplant Coordinator (CPTC)
  • Certified Clinical Transplant Coordinator (CCTC)
  • Certified Clinical Transplant Nurse (CCTN)
  • Certified Transplant Preservationist (CTP)

The certification examinations are offered at AMP Assessment Centers across the United States. AMP has at least one assessment center in each state. Testing is available via computer at 9:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. each weekday (excluding holidays). Locate Assessment Centers

For more information about ABTC and Examinations call (913) 895-4603 or E-mail the ABTC Executive Office at You can also access the ABTC website at

Download the Handbook & Application

Preparing for the Examination:

CCTC, CPTC and CCTN Self-Assessment Examination:

The fee for the SAE is $60 and you must have a credit card and valid email address to purchase it.
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