Certified Eye Bank Technician (CEBT) Exam Information

Certified Eye Bank Technician (CEBT) Exam Information

CERTIFICATON INFORMATION:
  • EBAA offers the opportunity to attain status as a Certified Eye Bank Technician through an exam administered twice a year by the outside testing agency, Professional Testing Corporation (PTC).
  • Criteria to take the exam:
    • A candidate must have 6 months of eye bank experience with a bachelor’s degree, or 12 months of experience with a high school degree within the past 2 years.
    • Completed Practical Performance Competency Verification signed by an eye bank Executive Director, Medical Director, and Technician trainer.
      • Helpful hint: Schedule the practical performance and obtain the required signatures well in advance of the deadline, as it can sometimes be difficult to get all of the necessary signatures. All appropriate signatures must be on the application for it to be processed.
    • Completed application submitted to the EBAA office with payment by the deadline.
  • CEBT Certification is valid for three years.
  • To maintain certification, CEBTs must meet the requirements and apply for recertification before the three year certification cycle ends.
EXAM INFORMATION:
  • The exam is administered electronically twice a year at testing centers in most US and Canadian cities.
    • To take the exam in a location outside of the US and Canada, an international exam application must be submitted, typically 10 to 12 weeks before the exam cycle.
  • Application Process
    • Submit a completed application with a copy of diploma and payment by the deadline.
    • Once the application is processed by EBAA staff, the candidate will receive a confirmation email from EBAA (info@restoresight.org) with detailed instructions for registering for the exam on the PTC website.
      • Exam registration is not complete until the candidate has submitted the required information to PTC.
    • The candidate will receive instructions from PTC on how to schedule the exam.
  • Exam Details
    • Format: 250 multiple choice questions
    • Time Allotted: 4 hours
    • Passing Score: The candidate must answer 187 questions correctly to receive a passing score of 75%
      • If the passing score is not met, the candidate can apply to take the exam again during the next testing cycle. A new application, including a new Practical Performance Competency form, with payment, must be submitted.
    • Areas of testing
      • The Exam Content Outline is divided into 5 areas of focus:
        • Anatomy and Physiology (12%)
        • Scientific Basis for Practice (24%)
        • Donor-Related Issues (20%)
        • Tissue-Related Procedures (20%)
        • Technical Procedures (24%)
    • Exam Cancellation Policy: A refund of 50% of the application cost will be considered if written notice of cancellation is received in the EBAA office by the application deadline.  No refunds or credits will be given after the deadline has passed.
    • 2018 Testing Cycle Dates:
      • Spring: March 24 – April 7, 2018
      • Fall: October 13-27, 2018
RESOURCES TO PREPARE:
PRACTICE TEST INFORMATION:
  • The practice test is administered by PTC and costs $35.
  • Format: 75 multiple choice questions
  • Time Allotted: 2 hours
  • Practice questions are taken from the CEBT exam question bank based on the 5 areas of testing.
  • There is only one practice test, but you may take it multiple times (must purchase each time).
  • You will receive a score, but you won’t see the exact questions that are missed. Instead, you will see the percentage correct for each of the 5 tested areas.
TESTING CENTER RULES:
  • No food or beverages is allowed in the testing center.
  • There are no breaks within the 4 hour time period allotted for the exam.
  • Candidates may use the restroom, but the timer on the exam continues while they are in the restroom. Candidates can leave the test room only for brief restroom breaks, but otherwise cannot leave the immediate test room area while their examination is in session.
  • Candidates cannot bring paper and pencil or any materials to the testing center. Candidates are given 2 sheets of paper and a pencil to make notes during the exam, but these items must be returned to the proctor before leaving the testing center
  • Candidates MUST present a current driver’s license, passport, or U.S. military ID at the test center. Temporary, paper driver’s licenses are not accepted. The name on the Scheduling Authorization must exactly match the name on the photo I.D.
  • Other test takers may be in the testing room and arrive and depart while the candidate is taking the exam.
  • For security reasons, the candidate may be requested to lock up a purse, wallet, coat/jacket, cellphone and all other personal items during the examination. Bulky clothing, such as sweatshirts (hoodies), jackets, coats and hats, except hats worn for religious reasons, may not be worn while taking the examination.
  • It is suggested that the candidate become familiar with the test center location and allow plenty of time to arrive on time. If the candidate arrives after the scheduled appointment time, he/she may not be able to take the examination due to lateness.
  • It is suggested that a candidate refrains from bringing personal items to the testing center, other than what is specifically needed for the examination.