BHCN Certification Schedule


  • BHCN Exam

On July 4, 2023, the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) granted accreditation to the National Consortium of Breast Centers (NCBC) for demonstrating compliance with the NCCA Standards for the Accreditation of Certification Programs. NCCA is the accrediting body of the Institute for Credentialing Excellence. The NCCA Standards were created in 1977 and updated in 2016 to ensure certification programs adhere to modern standards of practice for the certification industry.  The National Consortium of Breast Centers joins an elite group of more than 130 organizations representing over 315 programs that have received and maintained NCCA accreditation. Click here for the official press release

  • Magnet Recognizes NCCA Accredited Certifications 

Click here to download the BHCN Program Accreditation Notice

In-Person Exam - (Pre Conference) Friday March 15th, 2024  (Registration now open with the 2024 NCoBC Conference Cart)  **limited seating **
In-Person Exam - (Post Conference) Tuesday March 19th or Wednesday March 20th 2024(Registration now open with the 2024 NCoBC Conference Cart)
Online Exam - May 1st to May 31st 2024  - Cart not yet open
Online Exam - August 1st to August 31st 2024  - Cart not yet open

Click here to download the Navigation Exam Application 

Application/Registration is required at least 1 week prior to testing at each location.  Those who need an accommodation and can supply appropriate documentation can reach out to the certification manager at for assistance.  NCBC abides by the ADA requirements for testing accommodations.  Click this link to see NCBC's Special Accommodations Policy and Form.

There are no refunds on exams once the informational handbook is sent to you.

An Exam Informational Handbook will be sent as a PDF file via email within 7 days of registration for the exam. if you do NOT receive it in this time frame please check your junk email and email the certifications manager at

Test results
For both in person and online testing, Test Scores will be emailed within three weeks of the test date, unless we are in a period of performing a standard setting on new test forms, during that time there may be a longer waiting period for test results.

With a passing score of 75% with the BCHN A, or a 79% with BHCN B you will receive the certification mark associated with the exam taken.

Exam Administration Policy

Certification Statistics
242 have earned the BHCN Certification Mark

Pass/Fail Rate for BHCN

  • 2022: 152 total testers, on new exam content outline effective 2022
    • Passed: 110
    • Failed: 42
  • 2023: 166 testers (as of October 2023)
    • Passed: 134
    • Failed: 32