American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists

Endocrine Certification in Neck Ultrasound (ECNU) Program Online Application

Registration For Examination Session Dates: 11/01/2019 - 12/01/2019

To apply and be accepted for the ECNU Program, the following is required:
  • Meet eligibility criteria for the ECNU Program
  • This completed application
  • Examination Fee: see payment section of this form for details
  • Submit CME certificate(s) as proof that you have received at least 15.0 hours of AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ from one or more Thyroid Ultrasound Course(s), and attest that you have accrued these hours prior to submitting this application. Your application cannot be processed without this documentation.

    • The online application consists of five (5) sections:
      • Section 1. Candidate Information
      • Section 2. CME Credits
      • Section 3. Candidate Attestation Statement
      • Section 4. Candidate Confidentiality Agreement
      • Section 5. Application Payment

Incomplete applications will not be processed.

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Section 1: Candidate Information
Example: MD, DO etc...
This address MUST match your photo ID or you will not be allowed in the testing facility.
Please refer to the handbook for route definitions (p. 6-9)
Special Testing Accommodations (STA) for Candidates with Disabilities Request
If you have special testing requirements, please complete the STA Request Form, and submit with your application form. Candidates will be sent a Notice of Approval from ACE included with your Authorization to Test (ATT) letter.
Section 2: Attestation of Ultrasound Studies
NOTE: If you are applying under Routes 1,2,4,5,6, or 7 please read section 2.1.
If you are applying under Route 3 please read section 2.2
The following attestation must be completed by Routes 1,2,4,5,6, and 7 applicants. Please read the following statement. By clicking below, the ECNU candidate is agreeing to abide by this statement

I attest that I am currently performing at least 100 ultrasound studies per year(70 diagnostic; at least 30 UGFNA). These studies include parathyroid ultrasound and thyroid cancer lymph node mapping in the neck.
The following attestation must be completed by Route 3 applicants (Endocrinology Fellows/Trainees or Endocrine Surgeons in training). Please read the following statement. By clicking below, the ECNU candidate is agreeing to abide by this statement.

I attest that I have performed at least 50 of the required ultrasound studies at the time of my ECNU Application, and that the remaining 50 ultrasound studies will be completed within the 12-month period after passing the Comprehensive Certification Examination (CCE).
Section 3: Continuing Medical Education (CME) Credits
All candidates must must complete this section.

List the total number of CME hours accrued in the area of Thyroid Ultrasound. Candidates must have received at least 15.0 hours of AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ within the past 3 years to be eligible for the ECNU Program. CME certificates or letters from accrediting organization MUST be submitted with this application.

* Required field. Use additional fields as needed to make a total of 15 CME hours.
Course Title Course Date Sponsoring Organization CME Hours Earned
IMPORTANT:   Fellows applying under Route 3 must submit CME certificate, notarized imaging logs,
and letter from your Program Director verifying status as a Fellow. If you have more than one document to upload,
combine all of your documents into one file and upload below.

Imaging logs and letter from program director are only required for candidates applying under Route 3.

All application routes require CME Certificate

If you have more than one certificate to upload. Combine all of your certificates into one file and upload below
Please Upload CME Certificate (AND imaging logs & letter from program director if applying under Route 3 – Fellows)
Required - Your CME Certification will not be uploaded until you click the Submit button and you arrive at the confirmation page.
Section 4: Candidate Attestation Statement
All candidates must read and agree the following statement. By clicking below you are agreeing to abide by this statement.

I hereby apply for the Endocrine Certification in Neck Ultrasound (ECNU) credential. I understand that my certification depends on my ability to meet all requirements and qualifications. I certify that the information contained in this application is true, complete, and correct to the best of my knowledge and is made in good faith. I further understand that if any information is later determined to be false, ACE reserves the right to revoke any certification that has been granted on the basis thereof.

I hereby release, discharge, and exonerate ACE, its directors, officers, members, examiners, representatives, and agents, from any actions, suits, obligations, damages, claims or demands arising out of, or in connection with, any aspect of the application process, including results or any other decision that may result in a decision to not issue me a certificate.

I understand that applicants to the ECNU Program, or ACE/ECNU certificants, are subject to the certification policies and procedures of ACE and its Certification Council. In order to maintain my certification, I understand that from time-to-time, ACE may amend its requirements, fees, policies, and procedures for certification and recertification.

During my certification and recertification cycle, I agree to notify ACE in writing immediately if I fail to comply with the requirements of the ECNU Program. I also agree to notify ACE in writing of any address or name changes within thirty (30) days after the change becomes effective. If requested to do so, ACE may verify my certification status

I understand that any discrepancy in my cases may result in a formal investigation and possible denial or revocation of my certification.

I attest that I have reviewed and understand this handbook.

I acknowledge that I have read and agree to the Attestation Statement
Section 5: Candidate Confidentiality Agreement
All candidates must agree to the Candidate Confidentiality Agreement. The agreement follows:

I understand, acknowledge, and agree:

1. That the questions and answers of the Comprehensive Certification Examination (CCE) are the exclusive and confidential property of ACE and are protected by ACE intellectual property rights;
2. That I may not disclose the exam questions or answer or discuss any of the content of the exam materials with any person, without prior written permission and approval of ACE;
3. Not to remove from the examination room any exam materials of any kind provided to you or any other material related to the examination, including any notes or scrap paper;
4. Not to copy or attempt to make copies (written, photocopied, or otherwise) of any examination material, any examination questions or answers;
5. Not to sell, license, distribute, give away, or obtain from any other source other than ACE the examination materials, questions or answers;
6. I agree that my obligations under this Agreement shall continue to be in effect after the examination and, if applicable, after termination of my certification, regardless of the reason or reasons for termination, and whether such termination is voluntary or involuntary.
Section 6: Application Payment
The appropriate fee must be sent with this application. Fees are non-refundable (e.g., in the event you do not complete your application, etc., the fees will not be refunded).

Comprehensive Certification Examination (CCE) Fees:
  • AACE Member: $350 (Please log in for member prices)
  • Non-AACE Member: $550
  • *Fellows/Residents/Retired AACE Member: $250 (Please log in for member prices)

*NOTE FOR FELLOWS: A letter from Department Chair verifying status must accompany application. Fellows fees only apply if candidate is in his/her final year of fellowship program. Fellows who have completed the fellowship program will be charged the AACE Member or non-member rate, whichever is applicable at the time of application.
By completing this form and clicking "Submit Application" below, you attest that you have read and understand the information outlined on each tab of this form.

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