Certification Schedule

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 certifications@breastcare.org

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

In-Person Exam - March 28th or 29th  2023 - (2023 NCoBC Conference Cart Now Open)
Online Exam - June 1st to 30th 2023 - Cart not open
Online Exam - October 1st to October 31st 2023 - Cart not open

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 certifications@breastcare.org for assistance.  NCBC abides by the ADA requirements for testing accommodations.  Click this link to see NCBC's Special Accommodations Policy and Form.

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 81% or higher for the CN-BM or the CN-BA, or a 75% with the BCHN you will receive the certification mark associated with the exam taken.

Exam Administration Policy

NCBC is in the process of accrediting its certification through the National Commission of Certifying Agencies. It is hoped that individuals who wish to be certified are currently navigating breast patients as part of their job, and are familiar with many, if not all, aspects of navigation for a breast care/cancer patient. Although experience is not a condition of certification eligibility, the beta testing results to date have revealed that experience has a direct correlation to the level of success of taking the certification examination.

Certification Mark
Any certification mark issued by NCBC‐CB or BCHN is the property of NCBC and may be revoked by NCBC‐CB or BHCN as determined by NCBC. In such event, any former certification holder shall no longer be deemed to be a Certificant and shall discontinue use thereof.

Upon successfully passing the examination NCBC will send certificants a certificate and authorizes them to display the certificate(s) provided as well as use the designation awarded. Certificants shall not copy, modify or alter the certificates provided.
NCBC retains all right, title and interest in the certification program(s), the associated NCBC designation(s) and related exams and results.
NCBC shall have no liability to certificants or to their consumers for their use of NCBC program designations or the services provided by them or any other individual as a NCBC credentialed Individual.