Cost of Online Exam | $429.95 (Non Member Fee)
This is the only Cardiology Exam available for NPs/PAs!
Hospital Group Seats Available | Group Seats of 10 NP/PA
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for Group Rates
Hospitals may pay up front for bulk seats for the online exam service and the examinee's of your choice will receive coupon codes to give take their exam after we receive their individual applications. There is no time limit to take the exams online after the bulk seats are purchased. If a nurse practitioner or physician assistant fails the exam, they may take it a second time for a small proctor fee of $150 that will be paid directly to ABCM, who will then provide the examinee a second voucher to re-enter the exam.
Computer at home with built in or external webcam
All Exams are either proctored at your place of residence or at a physical location of our selection. Exams cannot be taken from ones place of employment or any other unauthorized location.
Knowledge is the Key Requirement
We do not recommend this exam for beginners. We recommend that Cardiac Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants apply themselves to the study of Cardiology and have at least 2 years on the job before attempting to take the level IV Exam (those that have been Cardiac Nurses prior to becoming an NP or PA will have a better chance of passing and may not need 2 years practice as an NP or PA. Success depends knowledge and good testing skills. Limit your study to adult Cardiology. We do not offer an online prep Course for this Exam as yet but expect to in the near future. We usually host one or two review courses per year for NP/PA groups. Visit Live Conference in the menu panel above to learn more about this years' 9th Annual Clinical Cardiology Course scheduled for Gatlinburg, TN Oct 29-Nov 2, 2019 (Certification Exams given onsite
Nov 2, 9am-1pm).
How to Prepare for the CVNP-BC or CVPA-BC Level IV Board Examination:
Once you have signed up and paid for the CVNP-BC Level IV Exam, you will receive a detailed study list for this Exam. We recommend that you study online by using references from known sites that were published within the past 5 years. You may also want to purchase a comprehensive Cardiology reference book published within the last 5 years; we have one listed on our site under More...References in the main menu panel.
We offer one or two live Courses each year to help those interested in preparing for the CVNP-BC Level IV Exam with the 9th Annual Clinical Cardiology Course for Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants in Gatlinburg, TN October 29-Nov 2, 2019. Visit Live Conferences above in the Red menu bar and navigate to this Course to learn more and register.
Application for the Exam
Exam Application - To apply for the CVNP-BC Level IV Exam, follow this Exam Application link, complete and submit the Application and wait for approval; you could be taking your Exam within a week or two of your application. Once we approve your application you will then make your payment and set up your exam with our Exam Scheduler 3 days after the date you sign up (we do not provide same day service).
After you submit your application, you will receive an email letting you know if you have been approved for the CVNP-BC or CVPA-BC Exam by our Assistant Exam Director, Jen Ragan. You will then be emailed instructions on how make your payment and access our Exam Scheduler online. The application process may take from 1-5 business days depending upon daily volume, which day of the week you summit the application, and how complete it is.
How to Access the CVNP-BC or CVPA-BC Level IV Certification Exam - You will be given access to the Exam Scheduler once your application is approved and your payment made.
How do I purchase the CVNP-BC or CVPA-BC Level IV Certification Exam?
Once your Exam application has been approved you may return to this link to make your purchase. As soon as your purchase goes through, the ABCM will be alerted that you are ready to be set up in the Examroom.
PAY HERE only after application is approved.
When and Where Can You Take the Exam?
The Level IV CVNP-BC or CVPA-BC Level IV Exam is available most days of the week and weekend, excluding major holidays. You may take the exam from your home computer or at an ABCM approved testing facility.
Online Exams are less expensive than testing at a facility. We provide a list of testing sites to you should you prefer to go to one of these locations. The fee across the board for a Testing facility is $75 on top of your Exam fee of $429.95.
Computer Requirements for the Exam:
Check to see if your Computer has a built in Webcam, most do. If not, you may purchase a $10-$15 external Webcam and connect it to your computer. Be sure to open your Webcam before logging into the exam.
Which Browser Should you use for the Online Exam?
Try not to use the Internet Explorer to access the CVNP-BC or CVPA-BC Level IV Exam. If you have Firefox or Google Chrome, use one of them to log in. Microsoft no longer supports the Internet Explorer.
How Many Questions are in the Online Exam?
There are 175 questions in the online Cardiovascular Nurse Practitioner and Physician Assistant Board Certification Exam.
How Much Time is Allowed for the Exam?
4 hours; the an average time spent by Examinees is 2.5 to 3 hours.
What is the Passing Score for the Exam?
A score of 70% is required to pass the Exam.
When will I receive the results of my Exam?
Immediate scoring is available as soon as you submit your Exam.
You will be able to print a temporary Certificate which is not valid, it simply proves you passed the Exam. Your original will arrive in the mail within 2 weeks of your passing the Exam.
What if you do not Pass the Level IV Exam the first try?
You will be allowed to take it a second time for a fee of $150. After that you will have to pay the full fee for your third try. There are no restrictions as to how many times you may take the Exam.
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