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CC Exceptions And Exemptions

CC participants are advised to track their progress closely at MyABNS and adhere to all deadlines for the completion of the requirements. They may petition the ABNS for exemptions from certain requirements or extensions of time in which to complete them as applicable. Such exceptions and extensions will be granted only in rare instances under compelling circumstances, not in the normal course of events in which an individual simply missed a deadline or is "unable" to complete requirements within the mandated time frame.

A diplomate who has not participated or not completed multiple annual requirements may be reinstated by paying the reentry fee and fulfilling other requirements established by the board to prove evidence of professional standing, lifelong learning and satisfactory performance in practice.

It is the responsibility of the diplomate to remain on track to avoid these penalties and must notify the board of any changes in contact information by submitting an email to

Additional details related to reentry process, grace period fees and more click here

A Diplomate with a time-limited Certificate will immediately lose his or her Certified status upon failing to timely complete all annual CC requirements more than two years in any 10-year Certification period, or upon failing to timely complete all annual CC requirements in any two consecutive years, or upon failing to complete all delinquent CC requirements for any year during the one-year grace period