Neurocritical Care

Dates and Fees

  • Neurocritical Care

The medical specialty of Neurocritical Care is devoted to the comprehensive, multisystem care of the critically ill patient with neurological diseases and conditions.

ABEM-certified physicians will attain subspecialty certification in Neurocritical Care by meeting the eligibility criteria, fulfilling specific credential requirements, and passing the Neurocritical Care Certification Examination.

The American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology will develop and administer the subspecialty certification examination in Neurocritical Care, while ABEM is responsible for credentialing its candidates and notifying them of their examination results. Two ABEM-certified physicians are serving on the Examination Committee.


Emergency physicians seeking certification in Neurocritical Care Medicine must:

  1. Be certified by ABEM
  2. Successfully complete the pre-approved training or practice as specified in the eligibility criteria
  3. Complete and submit the application to ABEM (request an application here)
  4. Actively participate in ABEM's continuing certification process
  5. Fulfill the ABEM Policy on Medical Licensure
  6. Comply with the ABEM Policy on Board Eligibility for Subspecialty Certification


The next administration of the Neurocritical Care Certification Examination will take place October 11-15, 2022.


The 2022 exam application period is open. You can request an application here.