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|Become a Multiple Sclerosis Certified Specialist|
The Who, What, Where, When and Why of Multiple Sclerosis Specialization
Multiple Sclerosis is a complex and lifelong neurological disease that affects many aspects of an individual's life. Management across the lifetime of multiple sclerosis will require the expertise of multiple disciplines working together to meet the dynamic needs of the person and the family. Rapid advances in the treatment of multiple sclerosis require that health professionals have the basic knowledge and skills necessary to provide optimal care.
The Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers supports a voluntary certification process that reflects knowledge of multiple disciplines in the specialized are of multiple sclerosis care. The Multiple Sclerosis Specialist Certified Specialist examination provides formal recognition of a specialized body of knowledge felt to be 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:
The Multiple Sclerosis Certified Specialist Examination is a computer-based examination composed of a maximum of 150 multiple-choice, objective questions with a total testing time of two (2) hours. The questions for the examination are obtained from individuals with expertise in multiple sclerosis and are reviewed for construction, accuracy, and appropriateness by the CMSC. The CMSC, with the advice and assistance of the Professional Testing Corporation, prepares the examination.
Who is Eligible for the Examination?
What Content Is Covered in the Examination?
The Multiple Sclerosis Certified Specialist Examination will be weighed in approximately the following manner:
A practice test consisting of 50 questions with a testing time of 2 hours is available online in order to assist candidates in preparing for the Multiple Sclerosis Certified Specialist examination. The practice test is meant to provide candidates with an example of the type of content included in the Multiple Sclerosis Certified Specialist examination, such as question format, style and level of difficulty. The practice test can be found at the PTC website.
What is the Cost for Applying?
The Multiple Sclerosis Certified Specialist examination is 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. PSI has several hundred testing sites in the United States as week as Canada. Scheduling is done on a first-come, first-served basis, To find a testing center near you visit PSI or call 1-800-733-9267.
Please note: Hours and days of availability vary at different centers. To schedule your examination appointment you must have received a Scheduling Authorization first from PTC.
WINTER 2020 TESTING PERIOD
Application Deadline: January 8th, 2020
First Day of Testing: Saturday, February 1st, 2020
Last Day of Testing: Saturday, February 15th, 2020
ANNUAL MEETING 2020 TESTING PERIOD
Application Deadline: May 6th, 2020
Day of Testing: Wednesday, May 27th, 2020
Paper/Pencil examination; Conference exam: Orlando, FL only
SUMMER 2020 TESTING PERIOD
Application Deadline: May 6th, 2020
First Day of Testing: Saturday, June 6th, 2020
Last Day of Testing: Saturday, June 20th, 2020For More Information
Handbook for Candidates and application form are available at: PTCNY
For more information contact:
Professional Testing Corporation
1350 Broadway, 17th Floor
New York, NY 10018