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Advanced Stroke Coordinator


  • The ASC-BC board certification examination is the only certification for stroke coordinators that recognizes the unique and essential contributions of a stroke coordinator. The attainment of the ASC-BC demonstrates expertise in the stroke competencies including understanding and mastery of skills used to diagnose stroke, evidence-based management principles for both ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke, knowledge of role history and evolution, stroke quality data analyses and presentation, quality management, principles of adult and communication education, change mastery and time management.
  • Exams can be taken at one of hundreds of computerized testing stations at any time by scheduling an exam, or at specific testing events set up throughout the year.

Cost: $250 USD for Members; $350 USD for non-members (additional $250 for review course which must be purchased jointly with exam). If the Review Course is offered in-person, the Exam will be taken in-person on the second day of the review course. If the Review Course is offered virtually, the computerized exam can then be taken at various authorized testing centers across the country (at a day and time of your choice), or at another in-person ASC event of your choice. You have up to 1 year to attempt the computerized version of the exam.

Eligibility requirements include:

  • The certification is open to any position, since it is recognized that the Stroke Coordinator position is fulfilled by a variety of backgrounds.

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In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Arizona State University and ANVC.  Arizona State University is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

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