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ABPath CertLink® Policy

Diplomates who participate in the ABPath CertLink® assessment pilot program will be asked to answer questions every three months. Those who successfully participate (meet assessment requirements) in the program can expect:

  • Receive a $500 exam refund if required to take the CC exam for current 10-Year Cycle
  • Exemption from taking the CC exam
  • Reduction in SAM requirements for participation in 2018 and SAM credits awarded for participation beginning January 1, 2019.

For the full ABPath CertLink Policy document, click here. For a program comparison chart, click here.

Incentives for 2008, 2009, and 2010 Diplomates

Diplomates who were enrolled into the Continuing Certification Program in either 2008, 2009, or 2010 are required to pass the CC exam before the end of their first 10-Year Cycle. The ABPath will offer partial exam fee refunds of $500 to these Diplomates who also participate in ABPath CertLink.

Key Dates

The next ABPath CertLink segment begins July 1, 2019.  Registration is now open and will close May 13, 2019. 

Registration

•  To register, please log in to your PATHway account and click the ABPath CertLink tab. 

•  Once you are registered you will receive a welcome email confirming your registration. 

•  On the first day of the quarter, you will then receive an email from ABPath CertLink with a link to log in to CertLink, set up your profile, and begin answering questions for your first quarter.

• Check out additional features of ABPath CertLink by viewing brief tutorial videos here.

If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact Kasey Davis, ABPath CertLink Coordinator, at kasey@abpath.org, or (813) 286-2444 ext. 234.

ABPath CertLink Honor Code

The ABPath CertLink Honor Code asks that:

  • Diplomates attest that they are meeting all current certification requirements
  • Agree to maintain a fair and secure assessment process

For the full ABPath CertLink Honor Code, click here.

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