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Certification Sets You Apart

This program supports Advanced Practice Provider (APP) education on benign and malignant breast disease. Whether this is your introduction to breast disease or a formal review, our certification resources can be used in your future practice as reference material.

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Program Overview

Eligibility Requirements

The enrollment period for the 2023–2024 cohort has ended. The next opportunity to enroll will open April 2024. This program is exclusive to ASBrS Affiliate Members and is intended for nurse practitioners and physician assistants with at least 6 months experience in a breast practice. Not yet a member? Learn more about applying for Affiliate membership.

Learning Format

Beginning in September 2023, candidates will be granted access to monthly modules comprised of educational lectures and other resources, including self-assessment questions with accompanying evidence-based explanations. Every module was built using the same learning objectives as our surgeon and fellow education programs, ensuring that the education you receive is aligned. At the conclusion of the program in April 2024, candidates will complete a final comprehensive exam in multiple-choice format.

Program Fee

The APP Breast Certification Program fee is $695. This fee is all-inclusive of the application, learning modules, and final exam. Group discounts are available for the APP Breast Certification Program. Registration closes August 15. Applicants must be members of the Society to apply. Please send any inquiries to Laura Randel, Associate Executive Director.

CME Information

This activity has been reviewed by the AAPA Review Panel and is compliant with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 77.5 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. Approval is valid from 3/22/2024 to 8/31/2024. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation. AAPA reference number: CME-2010476.

APP Luncheon at #ASBRS23
APP Luncheon at #ASBRS23

2023–2024 Cohort Timeline

  • Apply for Enrollment

    APR 28–AUG 15, 2023
  • Program Introduction

    SEP 1–7, 2023
  • 1

    Risk Assessment and Genetics

    SEP 8–OCT 5, 2023

    5 videos
    29 self-assessment questions

  • 2

    Breast Imaging & Pathology

    OCT 6–NOV 2, 2023

    3 videos
    33 self-assessment questions

  • 3

    Benign Disease

    NOV 3–30, 2023

    4 videos
    30 self-assessment questions

  • 4

    Surgery 1, Surgery 2, Oncoplastic Breast Surgery, Anesthesia and Pain Management

    DEC 1–28, 2023

    5 videos
    91 self-assessment questions

  • 5

    Medical Oncology, Radiation Oncology

    DEC 29, 2023–JAN 25, 2024

    4 videos
    51 self-assessment questions

  • 6

    Survivorship, Palliative Care

    JAN 26–FEB 22, 2024

    2 videos
    25 self-assessment questions

  • 7

    Ethics and Professionalism, Core Measures, Clinical Trials

    FEB 23–MAR 21, 2024

    1 video
    58 self-assessment questions

  • Final Certification Exam

    MAR 22–APR 12, 2024
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