Cardiac Nurse Practitioners Level IV Exam

The American Board of Cardiovascular Medicine, Inc offers both the Cardiac Nurse Practitioners Level IV Exam and Cardiac Physician Assistants Level IV Exam for advanced employees with at least two years of job experience in the field. Turn to us to register for your cardiovascular certification exams today.

Cost of Online Exam: $399.95
This is the only Cardiology Exam available for NPs/PAs.

Hospital Group Seats Available: Group Seats of 10 NP/PA
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Hospitals may pay up front for bulk seats for the online exam service and the examinee’s of your choice will receive coupon codes to give take their exam after we receive their individual applications. There is no time limit to take the exams online after the bulk seats are purchased. If a nurse fails the exam, they may take it a second time for a small proctor fee of $50 that will be paid directly to ABCM, who will then provide the examinee a second coupon to re-enter the exam.

Knowledge is the key requirement. We do not recommend this exam for beginners. We recommend that cardiac nurse practitioners and physician assistants apply themselves to the study of cardiology and have at least 2 years on the job before attempting to take this exam (those that have been a cardiac nurse prior to becoming an NP or PA will have a better chance of passing and will not need 2 years practice as an NP or PA. Success depends on how well one has applied themselves to studying almost all aspects of adult cardiology. We do not offer an online prep course for this Exam as yet but expect to in the near future. We usually host one or two review courses per year.

How to Prepare for the CVNP or CVPA Board Examination

Once you have signed up and paid for the exam, you will receive a detailed study list for the exam. We recommend that you study online by using references from known sites and that were published within the past 5 years. You may also want to purchase a comprehensive cardiology reference book published within the last 5 years. We do offer one or two live courses each year to help those interested in preparing for the exam at a live interactive event.

Application for the Exam

Exam Application
To apply for the Exam, navigate to our Preliminary Exam Application page, complete and submit the Application and wait for approval; you could be taking your Exam within a week of you are ready.

After you submit your application, you will receive an email letting you know if you have been approved for the Level IV CVNP or CVPA Exam by our Exam Director. You will then be emailed instructions on how to access the Exam online. The application process may take from 1-5 business days depending upon daily volume and which day of the week you summit the Application).

How to Access the Level IV CVNP or CVPA-BC Exam
You will be given access to the exam once your application is approved.

How Do I Pay for the Level IV CVNP/CVPA Exam?
You will be sent a payment link with instructions after your application has been approved. No purchases can be made without prior authorization.

When and Where Can You Take the Exam?
The Level IV CVNP/CVPA Exam is available 365 days per year and 24 hours per day from the comfort of your own home.

Computer Requirements for the Exam
Check to see if your computer has a built-in webcam; most do. If not, you may purchase a $10-$15 external webcam and connect it to your computer. Be sure to open your webcam before logging into the exam.

Which Browser Should you use for the Online Exam?
Try not to use Internet Explorer to access the Level IV CVNP/CVPA Exam. If you have Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome, use one of these browsers to log in. Microsoft no longer supports Internet Explorer.

How Many Questions are in the Online Exam?
There are 225 questions in the online Cardiovascular Nurse Practitioner and Physician Assistant Board Certification Exam.

How Much Time is Allowed for the Exam?
4 hours; the average time spent by examinees is 2.5 to 3 hours.

What Is the Passing Score for the Exam?
A score of 70% is required to pass the Exam.

When Will I Receive the Results of My Exam?
Immediate scoring is available as soon as you submit your Exam.
You will be able to print a temporary certificate which is not valid; it simply proves you passed the exam. Your original will arrive in the mail within 2 weeks of your passing the exam.

What If You Do Not Pass the Exam the First Try?
You will be allowed to take it a second time for a fee of $50. After that you will have to pay the full fee for your third try. There are no restrictions as to how many times you may take the exam.

Contact us to learn more about our exam resources. We offer services for cardiology professionals nationwide.