PBMT

 

Exam Dates

Spring Exam

May 15 - 17, 2024

Summer Exam

August 14 - 16, 2024

Fall Exam

November 13 - 15, 2024

Recertification

December 4, 2023 - February 29, 2024

Application Period

March 25 – April 26, 2024

Application Period

June 24 – July 26, 2024

Application Period

September 23 – October 25, 2024

Application Period

December 4, 2023 - February 29, 2024

Spring

Exam Period

May 15 - 17, 2024

Application Period

March 25 – April 26, 2024

Summer

Exam Period

August 14 - 16, 2024

Application Period

June 24 – July 26, 2024

Fall

Exam Period

November 13 - 15, 2024

Application Period

September 23 – October 25, 2024

Recertification

Exam Period

December 4, 2023 - February 29, 2024

Application Period

December 4, 2023 - February 29, 2024

 

 

Perioperative Blood Management Technologist (PBMT) Certification

 

The American Society of ExtraCorporeal Technology (AmSECT) and the International Board of Blood Management (IBBM) are proud hosts of the Perioperative Blood Management Technologist exam. The certification is for Autotransfusionist or Platelet Gel/Stem Cell device operators in the operative setting.

Application Process

 

APPLY

 

Prerequisites

Prerequisites:

  • The candidate must have a minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • The candidate must be practicing in blood management, having completed a minimum of fifty (50) autotransfusion procedures (those involving a semiautomatic cell processing/washing device) with evidence thereof.
  • The board recommends a minimum of one year of experience for all examinees.

Please reach out to ibbm@amsect.org if you have questions regarding the application process.

Application Requirements

In the online PBMT Certification Application, you will be required to provide:

  • Personal and employer information: Update your AmSECT profile address to ensure delivery of your certificate. Replacement certificates cost $25.
  • Facility Information and Confirming Individual Information
  • Non-refundable $200.00 exam fee
  • Clinical Activity Report: Fifty (50) clinical cases utilizing cell saver technique performed during the previous year. This list must include the Hospital/Clinic, date, surgeon, procedure performed, Surgeon, Procedure Type, Adult/Pediatric. Procedures must be specific (Total Hip Arthroplasty, Posterior Spinal Fusion, etc.). Procedure categories will be accepted (Ortho, Vascular, Emergency, Heart, etc.). Procedure Type must be Autotransfusion, Platelet Gel or Stem Cell
  • Copy of High School or College Diploma or copy of Clinical Credentialing (CCP, RN, LPN, MD, etc.)
  • Authorization for Release of Information and Case Verification Form
  • Completed Proctor Application Form (Proctors must not be supervisors, peers, relatives, or individuals you supervise. Please carefully review the criteria and guidelines on the Proctor Application Form).

Please reach out to ibbm@amsect.org if you have questions regarding the application process.

Approval and Pre-Exam Communication

One week before exam period opens

Proctors will receive an email with detailed exam instructions. It will also provide a necessary test verification form to be completed by the proctor at the end of the exam.

Candidates will receive an email. This letter will indicate that you are eligible to sit for the exam and your proctor has been sent the necessary information for the exam.

48 Hours before exam period opens

Candidates will receive an emailed invitation to the test taking platform EasyLMS. Please note: some institutions security systems may block emails from EasyLMS. If you do not receive your access email, please reach out to ibbm@amsect.org.

Exam Protocols and Results

Examinees may select the specific day they would like to take their exam within the testing window and will have three (3) hours to complete the 100 question exam. Preliminary results (exam day results) are provided immediately after completing the exam. The exam day results are final when the exam window closes, and the exams are re-scored. The official exam score and results will be mailed via USPS approximately 90 days after the close of the exam.

If the applicant passes the exam, they will receive a Perioperative Blood Management Technologist Certificate at the address provided on the application within 90 day of the close of the exam period.

If the applicant does not pass the exam, a letter will be mailed showing the areas of deficiencies. To retake the exam, applicants must submit a new application. If the applicant retakes the exam within nine (9) months, the fee is $100.00 USD. IBBM will reach out to those eligible for the discounted retake exam.

 

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Recertification Process

Required Every Year

 

RECERTIFY

 

HELP: If you receive an error message that you are not eligible to apply for this certification or your certification is missing from your AmSECT profile, please complete this form.

Application Requirements

In the PBMT Recertification Application, you will be required to provide:

Please reach out to ibbm@amsect.org if you have questions regarding the recertification process.

 

Review Process and Certificates

If there are any issues with the application, we will contact you at the email associated with your AmSECT profile. Within approximately 30 days, approved applicants will be emailed a new digital certificate. Official certificates will be sent via USPS mail within 60 days of the end of the recertification period.

Note: Every 25th application will be audited by the IBBM board.

Every Perioperative Blood Management Technologist (PBMT) must complete the recertification process every year. Recertification is intended to declare to the public that the PBMT continues to meet standards of current knowledge in the field through continuing education and clinical activity.

Late Recertification

A $50 late fee will be added to any applications submitted within 3 months of the application period and will increase to $100 thereafter. Failure to recertify within the year of expiration could result in revocation of the certification, which would require the candidate to re-sit for the exam.

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Review
Materials

 

The successful examinee will exceed the cut-off criteria set by the IBBM based on item analysis and past candidate performance on specific exam items composing the candidate’s specific test form.

 

Question Distribution Sample Questions

 

AmSECT University Courses

Most AmSECT University courses are eligible for CEU credit. AmSECT members have exclusive access to additional courses. Search “Blood Management” in the course catalog for additional resources.

 

MEMBERS ONLY CATALOG (FREE) NON-MEMBERS CATALOG ($25)

 

Other Resources

 

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FAQs

What is the difference between a Perioperative Blood Management Technician (PBMT) and a Patient Blood Management Specialist (PBMS)?

A PBMT is an “Autotransfusionist” or Platelet Gel/Stem Cell device operator in the operative setting; primarily, they operate the cell washers for red blood cell recovery in the perioperative setting. The PBMS is the next and higher level up. A more focused program; however, unlike the PBMT the PBMS is not restricted to only autotransfusionists.

When can I take the PBMT exam?

The Perioperative Blood Management Technologist (PBMT) Exam is offered three times a year, typically in May, August, and November. The exam application period begins approximately two months prior to the exam date. The examination period is three days. The exam can be taken anytime during the exam period. Candidates have three (3) hours to complete the exam.

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