United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties
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Diplomate Update 
Information and announcements for UCNS diplomates
July 2021
Pay Annual C-cert Fee by August 15th for Chance to Win $175 Amazon Gift Card
All UCNS diplomates who pay (or have paid) their 2021 continuous certification (C-cert) annual fee by August 15th will be entered into a drawing for a $175 Amazon gift card! One lucky winner will win a gift card equivalent to the value of their annual C-cert fee. The drawing will take place on August 16th. The winner will be notified by email and announced in the August Diplomate Update.

To pay your annual C-cert fee, sign into your diplomate profile and look for the Pay Now icon on the left side of your profile page.
  • You will receive the quiz access link and instructions to your online subspecialty quiz within five business days of payment.

If you have not completed the 2020 C-cert requirements, there is still time to complete the requirements to change your certification status to "meeting requirements."
  • To pay outstanding C-cert fees for quiz access, sign into your diplomate profile and look for the Pay Now icon on the left side of your profile page.
  • If you paid the 2020 fee but haven't completed the quiz, you may log into the testing platform to complete the 2020 quiz. You will need to pay the 2021 fee to gain access to the 2021 quiz.

Questions regarding the C-cert requirements or process? Contact Bryan Hagerla, Continuous Certification Manager at bhagerla@ucns.org or (612) 928-6326.
Submit Current and Relevant Subspecialty Journal Articles by July 31st

What are the new developments in your neurologic subspecialty field of medicine? What are the recent "must-read" articles for physicians who practice in the subspecialty? Take an active role in the C-cert process and submit journal articles for 2022 C-cert reading list consideration. Article submissions will be accepted through July 31, 2021. Get the details:

Never Miss a Message - Diplomate Updates Now Available Online
The Diplomate Update is the primary source of information for UCNS diplomates relating to their UCNS certification. Diplomate Updates are delivered by email monthly to diplomates and are now also available in the News section of www.ucns.org. Recent headlines include:

106 Days to C-cert Deadline

Don't wait until the last minute to complete the 2021 C-cert requirements. It's as easy as 1, 2, 3!
  1. Pay the annual C-cert fee online
  2. Read the selected journal articles related to your subspecialty certification
  3. Pass the open-book online 25-question C-cert quiz
Important Diplomate Dates & Deadlines

July 31: Journal article submission deadline for 2022 C-cert reading list consideration
August 15: C-cert payment deadline for entry into drawing for $175 Amazon gift card
November 5: Deadline for completing all 2021 C-cert requirements