Thank you for your interest in Breast Patient Navigator Certification. The next available opportunity to take the Breast Patient Navigator review course and the certification exam is at NCoBC2018, March 13-14, 2018. If you attend the general conference (Sat - Mon) as well, you will get $100 off the review course.
For more information on the conference and to sign up to take the review course and certification exam at the 28th Annual Interdisciplinary Breast Center Conference in Las Vegas in March 2018, click here for more details.
Regional Schedule for 2018 is on the home page.
More Info on the Dr. Harold Freeman Patient Navigation review course:
NCBC cannot provide training due to accreditation stipulations, so we have partnered with the Harold Freeman Patient Navigation Institute. Dr. Freeman, the father of patient navigation, has developed this one-day breast specific navigation review course just for NCBC. This course was designed to help you review the flow of navigation as well as the barriers to care that you, as a navigator, must help patients overcome. This course costs $499 and you can register online through our registration system or by calling the Patient Navigation Institute. This course was not designed to teach you about imaging or oncology, you should already know that if you are working in the field. This course teaches the specifically about navigation and reducing the barriers to care. Cost for the Harold Freeman Patient Navigation review course is $499. Cost for the Certification exam, plus Independent Breast Health Membership is $459. NCBC membership IS REQUIRED for all of our certification programs, go here for more information on membership. To sign up for the exam, you must first be a member, so please do that first.
Application/Registration is required at least 1 week prior to testing at each location. Those who need an accommodation and can supply appropriate documentation can reach out to the certification manager at firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance. NCBC abides by the ADA requirements for testing accommodations. For a list of required documents, visit https://www.ada.gov/regs2014/testing_accommodations.html.
Exam study material will be sent as a pdf via email within 7 days of registration. If you do not receive it in this time frame, please check your junk mail and then if you still don't see it please call the office.
Test results will be sent via email within 3 weeks of taking the exam.
NCBC is in the process of accrediting its certification through the National Commission of Certifying Agencies. Examinations will not be offered online, as this would compromise the certification. It is hoped that individuals who wish to be certified are currently navigating breast patients as part of their job, and are familiar with many, if not all, aspects of navigation for a breast care/cancer patient. Although experience is not a condition of certification eligibility, the beta testing results to date have revealed that experience has a direct correlation to the level of success of taking the certification examination.