An applicant for licensure in Perfusion must have either:
- a bachelor's or higher degree in perfusion from a program registered by the Department or determined by the Department to be acceptable
- an acceptable bachelor's or higher degree AND a credit-bearing perfusion certificate determined by the Department to be acceptable.
To be determined acceptable, the perfusion program must satisfy all of the NYS required content and supervised experience, as further outlined at http://www.op.nysed.gov/prof/perfusion/part5247.htm. Please note that studies must be awarded academic credit by institutions with the appropriate degree granting authority and accreditation status. Credit awarded by a hospital only, or another institution without degree granting authority, is not acceptable. Only credit bearing certificate programs in perfusion that satisfy the requirements listed below will be acceptable for this purpose.
Under 8 NYCRR 50.1(n), credit is defined as a unit of academic award applicable towards a degree offered by the institution of higher learning. Thus, academic credits that lead to certificates, which may ultimately be creditable towards degrees, can be used to satisfy the education requirements for licensure. These academic credits must be issued by institutions, with the appropriate degree granting authorizations from the state or jurisdiction in which they are located, in addition to holding an acceptably recognized higher/professional education accreditation status. Non-credit bearing certificate programs offered by entities without degree-granting authority do not meet this definition.
Applicants must also pass the American Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion (ABCP) examination for Perfusion. In addition, applicants must have good moral character, as determined by the Department. By submitting an application for licensure, you acknowledge that you have read and understand the licensure (http://www.op.nysed.gov/prof/perfusion/perflic.htm) and education (http://www.op.nysed.gov/prof/perfusion/perflic.htm#EducationRequirements) requirements.
You must complete this online application and pay the applicable fee to begin the licensure process. The $200 fee includes the application fee ($50) plus the fee for your first three year registration period ($150). The application portion of the fee is not refundable. You must answer all questions and provide all information requested unless otherwise indicated. Failure to complete all required parts of the application will delay its review.
Before you begin the application, you should review the requirements for licensure as a Perfusionist at http://www.op.nysed.gov/prof/perfusion/perflic.htm. Please take a moment to review the list of necessary information you will need to complete this initial application form.
- Educational history, including degrees, locations and dates.
- Obtain a passing score on the certification exam of the American Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion.
- Contact Information, including mail & email addresses and phone number(s).
- Professional licensure, including details about any other professional licenses held.
- Information about any criminal (misdemeanor or felony) or professional disciplinary action. You will have the opportunity to upload relevant documents.
- Payment information ($200 payment is only accepted by MasterCard, Visa, or American Express).
- To save and return to the application you must have a Social Security Number.
If you require assistance with the online application, please email OPOnlineApplications@nysed.gov. Application fees are not refundable; it is your responsibility to be aware of the requirements for licensure and be sure that you wish to apply.
This is the application and fee for licensure as a Perfusionist. You are responsible for having all required documentation submitted for review and approval by the Department.
Once NYSED has received this initial application form and payment electronically, you will receive an email indicating the document and payment have been received. Please retain this email notification as your proof of payment.