Special Filing

Extension

CCPs who are unable to fulfill recertification requirements by the end of a reporting period may request an extension of the filing deadline as follows:

  • Requests must be made in writing by the July 31st filing deadline.
  • The Extension Clinical Activity Report* must be submitted, complete with all activity up to June 30th along with the appropriate Filing fee.
  • If approved, the deadline will be extended to December 31st at which time the application must be completed and an $100.00 Late Filing fee paid.

An extension will not be granted to an individual more than once during a three-year period or to an individual on conditional certification.

Clinical Activity Report for Extension
Professional Activity Report for Extension, Conditional Certification, and Extended Leave
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Conditional Certification

A CCP who fails to submit the completed recertification report with the appropriate fee by the July 31st deadline and does not formally request an extension will be placed on conditional certification.

A perfusionist on conditional certification must apply to the ABCP for reinstatement before the next July 31st filing deadline. The petition statement must include:

  • an explanation in writing of the reasons for not completing the recertification requirements (clinical activity) for the previous year;
  • a completed recertification report* for the current reporting year comprised of 40 cases with the first 25 consisting of cardiopulmonary bypasses (CPBs) that are supervised and verified by a current CCP; and
  • payment of all normal Filing fees and a $200.00 Late Filing fee.
Clinical Case Report for Conditional Certification or Extended Leave
Professional Activity Report for Extension, Conditional Certification, and Extended Leave
 
While in Conditional Certification, using the Online Filing System for submitting cases is PROHIBITED.
CCPs on clinical activity conditional certification and extended leave are required to complete the Professional Activity Report (PAR) during the conditional certification period.
 

Extended Leave

If unable to successfully complete the reinstatement requirements for conditional certification, the perfusionist must request "extended leave" status in writing prior to the July 31st deadline of the conditional certification year.

Extended leave gives the perfusionist (placed on conditional certification for clinical inactivity) an additional year after the conditional certification year to complete the following clinical requirements:

  • a recertification report* for the current reporting year comprised of 40 cases with the first 25 consisting of cardiopulmonary bypasses (CPBs) which are supervised and verified by a current CCP;
  • payment of all normal Filing fees and a $200.00 Late Filing fee.
Clinical Case Report for Conditional Certification or Extended Leave
Professional Activity Report for Extension, Conditional Certification, and Extended Leave
 
CCPs on clinical activity conditional certification and extended leave are required to complete the Professional Activity Report (PAR) during the conditional certification period.
 

If unable to satisfy the above requirements, reinstatement will be granted upon successful completion of the CAPE prior to the December 31st deadline of the "extended leave" year.

If none of the above requirements are completed by December 31st of the extended leave year, all steps listed in the "Re-entry into the Certification Process" section must be completed.