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Registration for the 2020 CTBS Exam is OPEN!

To ensure widespread, reliable access to the 2020 CTBS Exam, examinees will now have the option to take the exam through a virtually proctored program, or in person at select testing centers.
The CTBS testing window has been extended through October 10, and examinees will be able to select their preferred location (when applicable), date, and time when they register. 
If you previously registered for virtual exam administration and would like to switch to an in-person testing center, please contact Jon Boyd.
Important Update: The virtual administration of the exam requires the ability to download software and allow the software access to the computer's camera and microphone. This may be difficult on company computers, download permissions and/or firewalls may not permit test takers to use the exam software. To combat any issues this may cause, AATB is strongly suggesting examinees use a personal computer to complete the examination. If a company computer must be used, IT support will be necessary.
Requirements for social distancing, face coverings, and other COVID-19 related precautions will be dependent on region and policy of the individual testing center. These requirements are not defined by AATB.


About CTBS

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.



Expanded 2020 Exam Period: September 27 - October 10, 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 October 9, 2020. Early registration is recommended; your preferred exam location (when applicable), date, and time are not guaranteed.


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