Registration for the 2020 CTBS Exam is OPEN!
To ensure reliable access to the 2020 CTBS Exam, we are excited to announce that this year’s exam will be administered globally through a virtually proctored program. The use of this new exam platform will allow examinees to complete the exam without having to travel to a testing location.
The examination will be administered September 27 through October 3, and examinees will be able to select their preferred date and time during this period.
CTBS is an individual designation which is attained by passing the CTBS Examination. This designation signifies that the certified individual has successfully demonstrated an understanding of the basic principles and concepts of tissue banking, and the AATB Standards for Tissue Banking.
CTBS is the only professional designation available specifically for the tissue banking community. Therefore, it encompasses all levels of tissue banking professionals, from those new to tissue banking, all the way through to medical directors and executives.
The CTBS Exam is developed by the AATB Certification Committee and assesses the comprehensive knowledge, understanding, and application of the AATB Standards for Tissue Banking, relevant regulations, and best practices associated with tissue banking. The exam is comprised of 120 multiple-choice questions related to quality assurance, distribution, donor screening and testing, processing, and recovery. It focuses on all tissue for transplant, including musculoskeletal, cardiac, vascular, skin/dermis, and birth tissue.
Diversified tissue banking experience and participation in the AATB CTBS Exam Prep Course are highly recommended.
2020 Exam Period: September 27 - October 3, 2020.
Member Rate: $675
Non-Member Rate: $975
Recommended Experience and/or Educational Background
Baccalaureate Degree and six months of experience or 12 months of experience in one or more of the following tissue banking related fields: assessing donor eligibility; tissue recovery; tissue establishment management/ leadership; tissue processing; storage or distribution; quality assurance; educator/trainer; end-user (surgeon); supplier or manufacturer for tissue establishments; or supporting role.
Exam registration is conducted through your AATB portal account. Once logged in, click “CTBS Exam” on the left-hand navigation, then click "Allow" to allow your information to be passed over to Webassessor to register. If you do not already have an AATB portal account, you will need to create one.
Exam registration will remain open through September 25, 2020. Early registration is recommended; your preferred exam date and time are not guaranteed.