Certification

NEW for 2024 Certification Testing

Since the American Board for Transplant Certification (ABTC) and the Transplant Financial Coordinators Association (TFCA) announced their partnership to administer the TFC certification exam, the ABTC CTFC Exam Committee has finalized testing procedures to deliver the exam:

  • The next exam window is May 1st – 22nd, 2024.
  • The exam will be delivered in PSI exam centers.
  • Online applications for the TFC certification exam will be available beginning April 1st on the ABTC Certification Management Platform, Certemy (https://abtc.net/candidates/examination).
  • Exam fees are: TFCA Member $100, Non-Member $175 (An additional $150 application fee will be assessed on all applications)
  • Following acceptance of individual applications, PSI will provide exam scheduling information.
  • TFCA members receive discounted registration to the annual conference and access to the resource guide. Non-members have access to alternate study materials available at  both ABTC and TFCA. Please visit the TFCA website for more information on membership (https://tfcassociation.org/members/become-a-member/).

The ABTC is working with TFCA to administer the recertification process. For those individuals currently TFC certified, certifications expiring will be extended through 12/31/2024. Individual recertification records will be maintained on the Certemy platform. The following structure has been determined for earning continuing education units, i.e. ABTC Continuing Education Points for Transplant Certification (CEPTCs). The following structure has been defined:

Expiration year CEPTCs (CEUs) required for recertification

Expiration year

CEPTCs (CEUs) required for recertification

2024

15

2025

30

2026

45

2027

60

Further details regarding the CTFC recertification process will soon be available on the ABTC and TFCA websites and the TFCA Listserv.

Achievement of ABTC certification demonstrates true excellence in organ donation and transplantation practice. The addition of the CTFC exam aligns with the TFCA and ABTC’s Mission and Vision: “Better outcomes for the organ and transplant professional and population.”

Please email info@abtc.net with any questions.

In 2018 we embarked on a new era!

The TFCA offers certification testing for the first time. Our organization worked for seventeen years through three Presidents and numerous Board Members and TFCA Members to present the first Transplant Financial Coordinator’s Certification examination. This was a giant step in our goal to forge ahead to professionalize our important role in Transplant.

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Congratulations to the 2019 group of Certified Transplant Financial Coordinators!

Certification process for the TFC

The mission of the Transplant Financial Coordinators Association, a non-profit professional organization, is to coordinate the dissemination of useful information related to Transplant Finance. Our goal is to ensure we provide accurate financial information to our patients and their families in a compassionate and tactful manner, while maximizing reimbursement for our transplant centers. Assuring a healthcare organization’s financial viability during economic crisis is contingent upon the overall ability to employ financial strategies that drive maximum reimbursement.

This is accomplished through:

  • Continuous education of the Transplant Financial Coordinator, our patients and their families, third party payors, and our transplant centers;
  • information networking to share our collective knowledge; advocating for our patients, their families, and our transplant centers with third party payors and governmental bodies;
  • working cooperatively with other members of our transplant teams to ensure the best possible outcomes for our patients.

Thank you to all our past certification sponsors