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Beginning in 2017, the questions on the Neurology Certification exam will conform to a new, two-dimensional content specification. One dimension focuses on neurologic disorders and topics, while the other is devoted to competencies and mechanisms that cut across the various disorders of the first dimension.
In 2015, the pass rate for first-time test takers on the ABPN Neurology Certification exams were 90%.
According to the ABPN Neurology CERT Content Blueprint, the exam covers the following topics:
The ABPN Neurology Certification Exam is comprised of 400 multiple-choice questions (MCQ) in stand-alone and vignette format.
Stand-alone questions are single best answer MCQ’s that are not associated with any other questions. These questions can be flagged for review or skipped. However, candidates cannot review questions in a section that has been completed.
Vignette questions are typically two to five MCQ's linked to a common case that may be presented in either a short video clip (30 seconds to 3 minutes), or in text. Vignette questions must be answered in order to advance to the next question. Therefore, candidates can not skip vignette questions or review vignette questions after they have been completely answered.
It is recommended that candidates familiarize themselves with the examination functions by reviewing Sample Screens provided by the ABPN.
According to the AAN 2017 RITE Exam Blueprint, the exam covers the following topics: