Newborn Brain Society

Neonatal Neurocritical Care Certification Examination Application Period Now Open

February 2024 —

The application period for the 2024 UCNS Neonatal Neurocritical Care Certification Examination is now open. This is the inaugural year that certification is offered for the subspecialty.  The early application deadline is May 1, 2024. An extended application deadline of May 15, 2024, is available with an additional fee of $500. The examination will take place the week of November 4-8, 2024.

Applicants must be certified by an American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) certifying board in Neurology with special qualifications in Child Neurology, Neurodevelopmental Disabilities or Neonatal Perinatal Medicine or possess equivalent certification by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC) or the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) and meet the current licensure requirements to practice medicine in the United States or Canada. The online application along with complete certification eligibility criteria and the examination content outline are available at

For additional information or questions related to eligibility or application, contact Todd Bulson, Senior Manager Certification at or (612) 928-6067.