The Eye Bank Association of America offers the opportunity to attain Certified Eye Bank Technician (CEBT) status through an electronic examination administered by an outside educational testing agency. In addition, a candidate for eye bank technician certification must successfully demonstrate proficiency in the recovery of corneoscleral rims, which must be witnessed and verified by the candidate’s Medical Director and Technical Trainer.
The Certified Eye Bank Technician (CEBT) Exam is offered twice a year. The exam consists of 250 multiple-choice questions and covers “Anatomy and Physiology,” “Quality Assurance and Control,” “Donor-Related Issues,” and “Tissue-Related Procedures”. A candidate must receive a score of 187 to pass the exam.
The CEBT Exam is managed by Professional Testing Corporation and will be delivered by Prometric testing centers. The exam can be taken in person a testing center or online using a remote proctor. For information about these two options, please visit the links below.
Once certification is awarded, CEBT status will expire on December 31st, three years from the date of certification. Recertification may be obtained by earning 16 continuing education units (CEUs), and meeting the EBAA course requirements within the three-year period. Refer to the section on recertification for further details.
APPLYING FOR THE EXAM – Now Accepting Applications for Fall 2021!
EBAA has now made it easier than ever to apply for the CEBT Exam. The Exam Application now consists as a seamless online application instead of a bulky paper application that must be mailed or faxed. The entire application can be completed online, with the exception of the Practical Performance Competency Verification that must be completed and signed by the eye bank’s Medical Director, Executive Director, and Technical Trainer. This document will be uploaded to the online application. If you will be paying by check, you will still need to complete the online application and select the “Pay Later” option, and then mail a check to Eye Bank Association of America, 1101 17th St NW, Suite 400, Washington DC 20036.
The 2021 Fall Exam Cycle will take place October 9-23.
Early Bird Deadline: August 17
All Applications Due: September 7
Resources to Prepare:
- Criteria for Certification and Recertification
- Exam Content Outline
- Exam Study Guide
- The CEBT Exam: Updates, Information, and Resources – Free informational webinar!
- Practice Exam – Administered by Professional Testing Corporation
- EBAA Medical Standards (viewable in Members section)
- EBAA Procedures Manual (viewable in Members section)
- FDA Final Guidance for Industry: Current Good Tissue Practice (cGTP)
- FDA Final Guidance for Industry: Eligibility Determination for Donors of HCT/Ps