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|Become a Multiple Sclerosis Certified Specialist|
The Who, What and Why of Multiple Sclerosis Specialization
Multiple Sclerosis is a lifelong neurological disease with far-reaching and variable implications for patients, their families and their social and vocational sphere of influence. The disease course remains uncertain for each patient; symptoms tend to wax and wane due to a variety of causes; and treatment concerns range from physical to social to emotional and back again when changes occur. This dynamic pattern of need and the necessity for appropriate care calls for a cadre of healthcare professionals worldwide to sustain wellness as well as to address the dynamic needs of all those affected by multiple sclerosis.
The Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers supports this voluntary certification process that reflects knowledge in the specialization of MS care. This certification provides formal recognition that is necessary to provide optimal care to those individuals and families living with multiple sclerosis.
Certification is intended to promote quality and consistent care to those living with multiple sclerosis by:
All licensed health professionals, with a recommended one year of experience caring for patients with multiple sclerosis, will be eligible to take a certification examination in multiple sclerosis. Those who successfully pass the examination will be called a Multiple Sclerosis Certified Specialist (MSCS).
Rehabilitation professionals, licensed nursing professionals, social workers, psychologists, neuropsychologists, and other licensed personnel are welcome to apply for this examination.
Clinical experience is necessary for candidates as follows:
Examinations will be given in testing centers over two-week periods twice a year via computer. Check PTC (Professional Testing Corporation) for final schedule. The next examination dates are February 3-17, 2018 (application deadline is January 15, 2018) and August 4-18, 2018 (application deadline is July 2, 2018).For More Information
Obtain a Handbook for Candidates including all application materials by visiting the testing website: PTCNY