Certification - A measure of subspecialty expertise

Certification demonstrates to peers, employers, and patients that a physician has fulfilled a set of standards and knowledge requirements that sets them apart as a leader in their subspecialty field. Physicians who are certified by the UCNS have voluntarily taken extra steps to demonstrate their neurologic subspecialty expertise and knowledge by passing a high-stakes certification examination that is developed by subject-matter experts in their field. UCNS certification has been the recognized certification for emerging neurologic subspecialties since 2003.


Application fee - nonrefundable (initial exam only)  $680
Initial examination fee  $1020
Total initial examination fee  $1700
Reexamination fee  $1020
Extended application fee (applied after early deadline)  $500


Fees are paid online at the time of application via credit card (MasterCard, VISA, or American Express). Mailed payments are accepted via check of money order and must be received by the application deadline and paid in US currency. There is a $50 fee for checks returned for nonsufficient funds and declined credit cards.

Payment of the examination fee is considered part of a complete application. Applications submitted without payment will not be reviewed. Failure to submit payment will result in the denial of your application.

Application Template Letters

All applicants must use the appropriate template letters below based on their application pathway. The template language should be copied onto institutional letterhead and all letters must contain an appropriate signature. Letters that do not follow the template, are not on letterhead, or do not contain an appropriate signature will not be accepted.

Fellowship Training Verification Template Letter 
Academic Appointment Verification Template Letter
Subspecialty Practice Time Verification Template Letter 
Clinical Neuromuscular Pathology Practical Expertise Verification Template Letter 
Neuroimaging Practical Expertise Verification Template Letter 
Special Testing Accommodations Form 
Nursing Mother Accommodations Form

Physician Advertising

Each state medical board has different policies and guidelines for physician advertising regarding certification. Contact your state medical board for more information. 

Staff Contacts

Todd Bulson, Senior Manager Certification
[email protected]
(612) 928-6067