October 23, 2012
Tips on How to Prepare for Fellowship Exams
You’ve attended one of the Fellowship Certification Program modules and now you’d like to take the exam. Are you ready? Do you know what to expect? What do you need to do to register and prepare for the exams? Here are a few things you should know about the exams to help you prepare.
Things to Know:
- You must be a current ASPR Member in order to take a Fellowship Exam (you must also be a current member to utilize the Associate, Diplomate, or Fellow designations).
- You do not need to take the module in order to take the associated exam; however it is highly recommended.
- If you take the exam without taking the module and do not pass the exam, you will be required to take the module before re-taking the exam.
- You don’t need to take the exams in sequence, though that is helpful to do so as each module builds upon the previous one.
- Once you pass the 101 exam, you receive the Associate of ASPR (AASPR) designation.
- Once you pass both 101 and 201 exams, you receive the Diplomate of ASPR (DASPR) designation.
- After passing the 101, 201, and 301 exams, you become CERTIFIED as a Fellow of ASPR (FASPR).
- When you pass an exam, a certificate for the appropriate designation (Associate, Diplomate, or Fellow) may be downloaded from your “My ASPR” profile.
- Fellowship Certification is good for three years; recertification is required at the three year mark.
- Recertification is obtained by achieving 24 continuing education credits over the three year period or by passing all three exams again if CE’s have not been maintained (a $25 fee is also required). It’s easy to obtain 8 credits per year by attending ASPR webinars at no charge!
Tips on Exam Preparation:
- It is recommended that you take your exam as soon as possible after attending the module.
- It is recommended that you prepare for the exams utilizing all of the materials provided to you in the module. This includes the presentation materials, supporting documents, and any other resources available on the relevant topics.
- Resource Guides are included with the program materials and can be used to help prepare you for the exams. The Resource Guides for 201 and 301 are a list of website resources; they are not exam tips or example questions. If you don’t have the Guide and would like to receive a copy, please contact Jennifer Metivier, FASPR, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note they are available only to those who have attended the module.
- Your presentation materials will provide you with the bulk of what you’ll need to study to prepare for the exam.
- You must register for an exam by completing the online application form.
- Once you are registered, a unique username and password for the exam will be forwarded to you by email by the next business day (you will not have immediate access to the exam, so please plan accordingly).
- If you have taken the associated module for this exam within the last 12 months, your examination fee is included in the cost of the module.
- If you have not taken the module or it has been more than 12 months since you took the module, the cost of the exam is $75.
- You may re-take an exam as many times as needed, though there will be a $75 fee per exam applied.
- The exams are online and can be taken at any time once you receive your username and password.
- The exams presently include 75 multiple choice questions.
- You will have 90 minutes to take the exam.
- You may mark questions in order to return to them later if you desire.
- You will receive your results immediately following the exam.
Good luck on your exams!
Learn more about becoming Certified as a Fellow of ASPR!
Welcome Lori Pinkerton to Chapter/Regional Relations Committee Chair
Welcome to Lori Pinkerton, MPH, CMSR, to the Co-Chair position for the ASPR Chapter/Regional Relations Committee and to the ASPR Leadership Team!
Lori is taking over the Co-Chair position from Frank Gallagher who was elected to the ASPR Board of Directors as a Member at Large last summer. Frank was a Co-Chair for the Chapter/Regional Relations Committee since 2009 and was instrumental in the development of ASPR’s first Chapter, the Academic Inhouse Recruiters (AIR) along with many other accomplishments. The Board would like to thank Frank, for his many years of dedication to the Committee! He will continue to provide leadership to ASPR in his new role as Member at Large on the Board of Directors.
We are excited to have both Lori and Frank in their new leadership positions! Congratulations!
My ASPR Profile: Is Yours Up to Date?
Have you updated your member profile in your “My ASPR” lately? Please take a moment to ensure that your profile is complete and accurate.
Update your “My ASPR” profile in the Member Resources section of the website at www.aspr.org. Select the “View/Edit Profile” option to provide all relevant updates. Be sure to update your Region which is located just underneath your email address – this will ensure that when physicians search for you in the member directory by region that you will show up in their search.
Also in your “My ASPR” profile, you can view your Continuing Education Credits in the Professional Development tool. All ASPR programs that you’ve attended will automatically be entered for you including annual conferences, fellowship programs, and webinars. You may print CE certificates from this section and add credits for any continuing education you have obtained from non-ASPR programs.
Welcome RosmanSearch: New Bronze Corporate Contributor
The growth and success of ASPR is attributable in large part to the support of ASPR’s Corporate Contributors. Please join us in welcoming our newest Bronze Corporate Contributor, RosmanSearch and if you utilize their services, please thank them for their support. When you have a need for products or services, please consider our Corporate Contributors, many of which offer ASPR Member discounts.
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