Neurocritical care medicine

Providing care for critically ill patients with neurological diseases and conditions

Connecting anesthesiology and neurocritical care

Neurocritical care medicine (NCC) is devoted to the multidisciplinary care of critically ill patients with neurological diseases and conditions.

The NCC Exam is administered by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN). It’s offered to eligible diplomates of the American Board of Anesthesiology, the American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM) and the American Board of Surgery (ABS).


After you register for your exam in ABA GO, ABPN will reach out to schedule.

Registration requirements

Diplomates must:

  • Hold an unexpired license to practice medicine or osteopathy in at least one state or jurisdiction of the United States or province of Canada that is permanent, unconditional and unrestricted. Further, every United States and Canadian medical license the registrant holds must be free of restrictions
  • Hold at least one ABA certification
  • Meet MOCA requirements
  • Have fulfilled the temporary criteria/practice pathway
  • Attest to their current privileges and clinical activity in neurocritical care (practicing it, on average, at least one day per week during 12 consecutive months over the previous three years)
  • Be capable of performing the entire scope of the neurocritical care practice independently without accommodation or with reasonable accommodation
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