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Convert your CAST Certificate to RFP

(Recognition of Focus Practice)

As of September 2019, CAST Certificates have not been issued to individuals.

The CAST pathway for Individual Certification in CNS Endovascular Surgery and Neurocritical Care has transitioned to Recognition of Focused Practice (RFP) being led by the ABNS in collaboration with other ABMS Boards. 

As long as you fill out an application to convert your CAST Certificate to the RFP credential, you do not have to take the RFP exam to obtain the credential; however, the application must be submitted by December 31, 2023.

For more information, you can visit the RFP page on the ABNS website here.

To request a CAST Certificate to RFP conversion application which is done on the SM Apply platform, please email

The ABNS offers RFPs in Pediatric Neurological SurgeryNeurocritical Care and CNS Endovascular Surgery.