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Accreditation

You can search for AATB-accredited banks using the Accredited Bank Search.

For information about how the accreditation process works, please visit the Accreditation Process page.

CTBS

If you pass the CTBS exam, you become a Certified Tissue Banking Specialist (CTBS.) You do not become an AATB Individual Member.

Yes, the CTBS Exam is held at over 1,000 locations around the world.

Yes, we accept CEUs associated with education offerings from EBAA, AOPO, AABB, AST, NAME, IACME, NATCO, and other organizations with content relevant to donation and transplantation.

CEUs don’t have to just be earned by attending meetings. There are different types of categories for CEUs. Learn more about the different ways you can earn CEUs.

One CEU is awarded for every hour of continued education.

Because certification is a time sensitive issue, additional time cannot be granted to obtain the required number of CEUs. The key is not to wait until the last minute to earn the necessary CEUs.

You must earn 40 approved CEUs by uploading your credits for review in the AATB portal. You will be required to keep the supporting documentation associated with the CEU activities you submit through the portal. AATB reserves to right to perform random audits of supporting documentation associated with recertification applications each year. (If you are submitting CEUs and you have reached 40, an invoice to submit your recertification will be emailed to you within 24 business hours. These invoices not currently posted in you Portal Account.)

AATB will send you recertification reminders during the third year of your certification cycle.

Your certification belongs to you. It is carried with you as long as you continue to meet the recertification requirements.

CEUs can be submitted at any time and are reviewed routinely by AATB staff.

Donation

To learn about tissue donation and tissue types, please visit the Tissue Donation page.

To learn about whole body donation, please visit the About NADOs page.

Contact an AATB-accredited skin bank near you. To find a skin bank, go to the Accredited Bank Search and check “Skin” under “Accredited For Tissue” and click “Search.”

Membership

Individual membership is $225. For more information about individual member, please visit the About Membership page.

Contact your company's MwER. If you don't know who your MwER is, please contact aatb@aatb.org.

Affiliate membership is $5,000 per year. (Proration not applicable.) For more information about affiliate membership, please visit the Affiliate Member page.

Portal Account

To update to a new company, change your first name or last name, update your email address, simply click “Account Update” in the Portal Account (lower left navigational menu in your Portal Account for the form. All changes to be updated within 48 hours, excluding weekends and holidays.)

If you are submitting CEUs and you have reached 40, an invoice to submit your recertification will be emailed to you within 24 business hours. These invoices not currently posted in you Portal Account.

Standards

I’m a member. Do I need to purchase the Standards?

No, members are provided the Standards for free. You may access the Standards by logging into your Portal Account and select “Standards & Publications” on the left side menu.

The Standards can be purchased through your AATB portal by selecting “Store” at the top of your Portal Account screen. Once purchased, you will find your paid Standards edition located in your Portal Account under the “Standards & Publications” tab on the left side menu.