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CTBS Exam Prep Course

The 2018 CTBS Exam Prep Course is now open for early registration! You can now sign up for all new 2018 CTBS Exam Prep Course with 100% more content at a 60% lower member price than prior years. 

This redesigned course will be hosted on a new, user-friendly online platform, and will provide organization-wide access to 22 on-demand programs, the AATB Standards, and a reference guide.

This course includes eight new topics which have never before been presented in our program, and an all new reference guide including direct access to the AATB Standards for Tissue Banking, AATB Guidance Documents, and other essential study materials. 

On-demand programs will be accessible from May 16 – October 13, 2018. 



CTBS Exam Prep Pricing

Member Price $750.00
Non-member Price $1,000.00

CTBS Exam Prep Agenda

Agenda Legend

New Course


Course Name Instructor
How to Properly Prepare

Louis Jares, BS, ABMDI-D, CEBT, CTBS


Exam Development, Grading & Structure     


Leon Gross, PhD

The History of Tissue Banking and The CTBS Exam


Ralph Powers, DDS, CTBS




Louis Jares, BS, ABMDI-D, CEBT, CTBS


Physical Assessment  


Hannis Thompson, MD


Testing: NAT, HTLV I/II & More     


Hannis Thompson, MD


Medical Record Review & Screening            


Hannis Thompson, MD


Hemodilution & Donor Cooling Criteria        


Hannis Thompson, MD


Travel, Endemic Areas & Automatic Deferrals         


Kavita Imrit-Thomas, MD


Anatomy: CV Tissue  


Jeff Wiggins, BA, CTBS


Anatomy: MS Tissue  


Darrel Lewis, MBA, CTBS


Aseptic Technique 101           


Darrel Lewis, MBA, CTBS


Surgical Recovery: CV Tissue           


Michael Gilbert, MBA, EMT, CTBS

Surgical Recovery: MS


Louis Jares, BS, ABMDI-D, CEBT, CTBS


Surgical Recovery: Skin         


Walter Recker, BS, CST, CTBS


Quality System Requirements             

Debby Lewis, MA, SSLBB, CTBS

Laura Walling-Sotolongo, BS, SSLBB, CTBS


Lyophilization, Cryopreservation & Processing 101


Ralph Powers, DDS, CTBS


Labeling and Storage Validation


Kelly Stevens, CTBS



Ralph Powers, DDS, CTBS


Clinical Applications: CV Tissue       


Gregory Ray, MD


Clinical Applications: MS Tissue       


Darrel Lewis, MBA, CTBS


Clinical Applications: Skin    


Walter Recker, BS, CST, CTBS


CTBS Exam Site Hosting Information

The AATB Certified Tissue Banking Specialist Examination will be held simultaneously at all locations on Saturday, October 13, 2018 from 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. EST. 

There are NO paper forms required to register your site as a 2018 CTBS Alternate Exam Site. You may use this link to register, submit payment and provide all of the application information.

Please provide the name of your organization, as well as the location which the exam will be held. (i.e. if you are using a remote testing center). Please note: Your site will not be posted and examinees will not be able to register to take the exam at your location until the site registration process has been completed.

Hosting the Exam in the United States

Fees: The examination hosting fee is a flat rate of $2,000.

Chief Proctor: AATB will assign a contracted proctor from a local educational institution to administer the exam for all locations within the United States. 

Assistant Proctors: You must have one assistant proctor as a representative of your organization, and one additional assistant proctor for each increment of twenty-five examinees.

International Exam Hosting

Fees: We realize travel to the United States may not be an option or financially reasonable for international examinees. For this reason, there is no fee for exam hosting for international exam sites. 

Chief Proctor: If you are hosting the exam outside of the United States, you must assign a chief proctor, which may be a member of your organization’s executive team or an employee of an educational institution. AATB will not submit payment or travel reimbursements to chief proctors at international exam sites.

Assistant Proctors: You must provide an assistant proctor to grant access to the testing facility if you have selected a chief proctor outside of your organization. No assistant proctors will be required if you have less than five examinees and a chief proctor from within your organization.

Examinee Registration

Open Registration: Examinees may register for the exam beginning in June.

AATB Individual Members Price $575.00
Non-member Price $875.00