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Diplomate Update 
April 2021
2021 C-cert Annual Fees Ready for Online Payment
Sign in to your diplomate profile to pay the annual 2021 C-cert administrative fee. Once signed in, look for the Pay Now icon on the left side of your profile page. Once paid, a receipt for payment is available as a PDF download in the History section of your profile.

Diplomates who did not pay or meet the 2020 C-cert requirements can complete outstanding requirements for 2020 and 2021 for a certification status of "meeting requirements." Outstanding 2020 fees are included with the 2021 online invoice for easy payment. The 2021 C-cert quizzes will be available in late April and notification will be sent via email once they are available. Payment of the annual C-cert administrative fee is required to gain access to C-cert quizzes.

Questions regarding maintaining your UCNS certification through the C-cert process? Contact Bryan Hagerla, Continuous Certification Manager at bhagerla@ucns.org or (612) 928-6326.
Get Ready...Get Set...Read!
2021 C-cert Subspecialty Reading Lists Now Available
The 2021 subspecialty C-cert reading lists are available on the UCNS website for diplomates to begin reading. The 2021 C-cert quizzes will be available in late April. Diplomates will be notified when quizzes are available along with instructions on how to access their subspecialty quiz.

Thank you to the many diplomates who submitted articles for consideration on their subspecialty reading list and to the subspecialty examination committee members for their thoughtful review and selection of the 2021 C-cert articles. 2022 subspecialty reading list article submissions are now being accepted.
Diplomates Meeting C-cert Requirements - New Certificates are in the Mail
UCNS diplomates "meeting requirements" for continuous certification as of March 20, 2021, will be receiving their new subspecialty certificates in the mail soon. Certificates were mailed on April 7th to the "preferred mailing address" designated by diplomates in their online profile.

Didn't meet the 2020 C-cert requirements by March 20, 2021? A new certificate will be issued upon meeting the 2020 AND 2021 C-cert requirements.
UCNS Online Diplomate Profile - Lifeline to Your Certification Information
Keep your diplomate contact information current! The information in your online profile is the source of information for emails, mailings, and the online Diplomate Directory listing. The UCNS does not rent or sell diplomate contact information. Sign in at www.ucns.org to update your information at any time.

Diplomate Profile Information Tips:
  • Primary Organization Name: In the information box on the left side of the diplomate profile screen, above the Pay Now icon, is where you can edit the information to include your Primary Organization name which is the company/institution name that will be listed in the online Diplomate Directory with your name.
  • Designation: This is your medical designation (i.e., MD, DO, PhD). Please do not include "fellow" designations from other organizations.
  • Date of Birth: Please provide your date of birth. Birth dates are not shared outside of the UCNS office but are important unique diplomate identifiers and provide the organization with important demographic information.
  • Preferred Mailing and Email Addresses: Email is the UCNS's primary means of communicating with diplomates. The business or home address information that you indicate as "preferred" is the information that is used for emailing and mailing information. The email address listed as preferred is also where diplomates retrieve forgotten usernames or passwords. Please enter email addresses in all lowercase letters.

Diplomates can sign into their online profile to update and confirm their contact information and mailing information.
UCNS Certification Approved for Advertising Purposes in Texas
On March 5, 2021, the Texas Medical Board approved the United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties’ application for specialty board certification advertising recognition. The approval allows physicians practicing in Texas to promote their UCNS certification in their advertising. Find out more in "News" on the UCNS website.
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Submit Journal Articles for 2022
C-cert Reading List Consideration

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?

Article submissions will be accepted through August 31, 2021, and will be considered in the selection process for inclusion in the C-cert annual reading list that will be released in early 2022. Get the details: