Accreditation and Certification

The United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties (UCNS) History and Information

The UCNS, incorporated in March 2003, is a non-profit professional medical organization sponsored by five parent organizations:

  • American Academy of Neurology
  • American Neurological Association
  • Association of University Professors of Neurology
  • Child Neurology Society
  • Professors of Child Neurology

The mission of the UCNS is to accredit training programs in neurologic subspecialties and to certify competence in physicians who have completed an accredited training program, with the goal of enhancing the quality of training benefiting both physicians and patients.


Training programs seeking UCNS accreditation may submit applications throughout the year. Applications are reviewed in the spring and fall. Accreditation applications and payment must be received by December 1 for spring review or June 1 for fall review.

Amanda Carpenter, Accreditation Manager
(612) 928-6065


Become certified in Behavioral Neurology and Neuropsychiatry (BN&NP). Certification examinations take place biennially.

Todd Bulson, Certification Manager

(612) 928-6067