Welcome to The American Board of Neurological Surgery

Read the ABNS purpose statement

ATTENTION ABNS DIPLOMATES: Continuous Certification Requirements

A Diplomate with a time-limited certificate will forfeit their certification upon failing to timely complete all annual CC requirements for more than two years in any 10-year Certification period, upon failing to timely complete all annual CC requirements in any two consecutive years, or failing to complete all delinquent CC requirements during the one year grace period. The grace period is extended to Diplomates who have two non consecutive years of incomplete requirements.

For example: If requirements are not completed in 2019, completed in 2020, and, again, not completed for 2021, Diplomates in this position have through 2022 to complete all delinquent CC requirements. A grace period may be extended under extraordinary circumstances. Please note that it is the responsibility of the Diplomate to keep the ABNS informed of current contact information.

Please contact the ABNS office, 507-322-0400 or abns@abns.org, if you have questions or need assistance.


Our Mission

The broad aim of TheĀ American Board of Neurological Surgery is to encourage the study, improve the practice, elevate the standards and advance the science of neurological surgery and thereby serve the cause of public health.

The links provided on the ABNS website to third party content, including without limitation the SNS-CAST website, regarding or in any way related to COVID-19, are offered as a resource. The ABNS is not responsible for the content on such third party websites, and the links do not constitute or imply ABNS approval, endorsement, sponsorship or recommendations. The ABNS assumes no responsibility for any injury or damage to persons or property arising out of or related to the content on any such websites or for any errors or omissions.
The ABNS is committed to doing what we can to reduce the risk of community spread. These are unprecedented times, let us all be kind and remember part of the ABNS mission is to “….serve the cause of public health”.
Please check this website on a regular basis for updates.


The American Board of Neurological Surgery welcomes your questions and comments.

Please email abns@abns.org. Thank you.