Certification: Certification in Pathology: Neuropathology (NP)

4830 W. Kennedy Blvd, Suite 690, Tampa, Florida 33609-2571

The examination in neuropathology is a one-day, computer-based examination consisting of written and practical sections. The practical section is composed of a microscopic portion (traditional and virtual) and an image section.

A candidate must pass both the written and the practical portions of the examination in order to pass the examination.

Subject areas covered include, but are not limited to:
<li>Diagnostic neuropathology and patient care consultation</li>
<li>Theoretical, investigative, and administrative aspects of neuropathology</li>
<li>Specimens from the central or peripheral nervous systems, muscles, and organs of special senses</li>
<li>Relevant areas of general pathology</li>

More than two years of education or training after high school required?
More than two years of work experience required?
Oral or Written Exam Required?
Renewal Required?
Every 10 Year(s)
Renew through Continuing Educational Units(CEU)?
Renew through Re-Examination?
Renew through Continuing Professional Development(CPD)?
Does applicant have choice of at least two options from above for renewal (CEU, CPD, or exam)?


The certification corresponds to a specialty within a recognized occupation. For example, Oncology Nurse and Pediatric Nurse are specialties within the nursing field, so Certified Oncology Nurse and Certified Pediatric Nurse would be classified as specialty certifications.