Criteria for Certification and Recertification

Purpose of Certification

The Eye Bank Association of America (EBAA) offers the opportunity to attain Certified Eye Bank Technician (CEBT) status through an electronic examination administered by an outside educational testing agency. Certified Eye Bank Technician (CEBT) status is awarded to technicians who meet eligibility criteria and demonstrate proficiency in the recovery of corneoscleral rims, which has been witnessed and verified by the candidate’s Medical Director and Technical Trainer, and an electronic examination.

Criteria for Certification

EBAA offers the opportunity to attain CEBT status through an electronic examination. In addition to the exam, a candidate for eye bank technician certification must successfully demonstrate proficiency in the recovery of corneoscleral rims, which has been witnessed and verified by the candidate’s Medical Director and Technical Trainer.

Criteria for the certification and recertification of technicians will be periodically reviewed and updated by the EBAA Certification Board. Responsibility for maintaining certification rests solely with the CEBT.

Administration and Sponsorship

The certification program for the Eye Bank Technicians is sponsored independently by the EBAA Certification Board. A list of Certification Board members can be obtained from the member section of EBAA’s website.

The Certified Eye Bank Technician Examination is administered by the Professional Testing Corporation (PTC), 1350 Broadway- 17th Floor, New York, NY 10018, (212) 356-0660, www.ptcny.com. Questions concerning the operation or scoring of the examination should be referred to PTC.

The examination is currently administered twice a year during an established two-week testing period on a daily basis, Monday through Saturday (excluding holidays) at computer-based testing facilities managed by PSI. This is subject to change; changes are posted on the EBAA website (www.restoresight.org). PSI has several hundred testing sites in the United States, as well as Canada. Scheduling is offered on a first-come, first serve basis. To find a testing center near you, visit: http://candidate.psiexams.com or call at (800) 733-9267. Please note: Hours and days of availability vary at different centers. You will not be able to schedule your examination appointment until you have received an Eligibility Notice from the Professional Testing Corporation.

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