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Workshops, Examinations and Recertification

Workshops Requirements for IBCMT Workshop Approval Upcoming Workshops New Requirements
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IBCMT Written Exam On-Line Written and Oral Examinations Requirements for Certification Re-Certification

 



Workshops        Top of Page

The workshops are organized by organizations such as ICIM in the USA, AUSCAM in Australia, IACAM in Indonesia, MTM (Germany), NZCTA in New Zealand, The Hong Kong Foundation for Biomedical Research on Toxic Metals, and ISSMTCT (India). However, the examinations are always conducted under the auspices of IBCMT. (I.e. the president of the examining committee, or his delegate needs to be present. A delegate is a fully qualified FCMT, not belonging to the organizing organization).

On completion of all requirements, physicians are awarded Board Certification as Clinical Metal Toxicologist (FCMT).

It is very important to keep the teaching and accreditation as separate entities. This is an accepted and expected format in medical academia. Board certification is an essential part of medical practice, demonstrating to any medical or political organization that you have attained such knowledge of the subject that you have been able to pass an examination, written and oral, that certifies this knowledge. More and more patients are seeking the care of those Board Certified physicians as a marker of that physician's ability and knowledge. This reassures patients and colleagues of your professional and ethical standards.



Requirements for IBCMT Workshop Approval
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In order to participate in an IBCMT written or oral exam, a candidate has to attend an IBCMT- approved workshop.
A(n) (teaching) organization, which wishes to conduct such a workshop, is invited to direct a request for approval to the IBCMT chairman, preferably at least six months in advance.
This request should include:
  • The names and qualifications of the speakers

  • The subjects of the lectures

  • The expected attendance

Speakers may also be assigned by IBCMT, if needed.

Approved workshops will dedicate at least 6 lectures to basic teaching of Clinical Metal Toxicology.

Advanced teaching of Clinical Metal Toxicology does not need IBCMT approval, as long as first-time participants will not take the written exam. However, IBCMT encourages this advanced teaching and will be happy to advise in selection of teachers and subjects. Participants of an advanced workshop may take the oral test if they have attended an IBCMT-approved teaching workshop, no longer than 1 year ago.

Participants, preparing for the written test, need to purchase a recent or an updated edition of the IBCMT protocol at least 3 months prior to the workshop, in order to qualify for the written or oral test. Exceptions need to be discussed with the Chairman.

Reimbursements, fees.
IBCMT-assigned speakers do not charge a fee for lecturing.
The organizing committee will pay for lodging and food of the IBCMT speakers.
Speakers are exempt from admission fee.
The organizing committee is expected to consult with IBCMT about reimbursement of travel expenses.
In addition, IBCMT will collect 10% of the admission fees.
Information of the examination fees is available from Maria Kuijpers at the IBCMT secretariat.

Upcoming Workshops        Top of Page

Mallorca, May 5th-6th, 2016



Palma is a city on the small island of Mallorca located off the Eastern coast of Spain.

Conference together with the German section of the International College of Cranio-Mandibular Orthopedics – ICCMO

Program

5th May, 17.00
Bert Ehgartner, science journalist and book author shows his film
"Act aluminum" (German language)

6th May, morning
Prof. Chris Exley, Keele University / England:
Toxicity of aluminum (English)

6th May, afternoon
Peter Jennrich, Director IBCMT. CMT:
The effect of toxic metals on the human organism
Diagnostics - Therapy - Health policy implications (German)

Participation fee: 200,- Euros

If you are interested please contact us at the headquarters of IBCMT: pjvanderschaar@gmail.com

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New Requirements For IBCMT Tests        Top of Page

The material for the knowledge tests has expanded rapidly these last few years and thorough studying of this unfamiliar material takes usually far more time than expected. Therefore, IBCMT has modified the way to acquire the status of Clinical Metal Toxicologist."

Examinations        Top of Page


IBCMT Written Exam On-Line
Written and Oral examinations are usually administered during conferences and workshops. We realize this places a great burden on our Members, so IBCMT President Peter Van Der Schaar has developed a more convenient way to take the IBCMT Written Exam On-Line.
Thank you Peter Van Der Schaar for developing this great idea!

Contact IBCMT President Peter Van Der Schaar for more information:
          E-mail: pjvanderschaar@gmail.com

Instructions for Taking an IBCMT Written Exam On-Line are now available for download.



Written and Oral Examinations
Written and Oral examinations are usually administered during conferences and workshops.

To acquire the CT (Clinical Metal Toxicologist) status a candidate has to take three tests:
  1. The Basic Written knowledge test.
    This test consist of 100 questions regarding basic knowledge of the chelation process and its practical application. Passing the test is awarded with the B/CMT (Basic Metal Toxicologist) certificate, which allows the applicant to start practicing Clinical Metal Toxicology under guidance of an experienced IBCMT mentor, but their practice is limited to the use of oral, subcutaneous or intramuscular chelation agents. The applicant will appear on the Web site of IBCMT as B/CMT
    Validity 2 years.
    Required reading: Textbook of Clinical Metal Toxicology


  2. The Full Written Knowledge test. This test consists of approximately 300 questions, concerning the material of the Textbook of clinical Metal Toxicology and some related issues. Passing the test is awarded with the C/CMT (Candidate Clinical Metal Toxicologist) certificate. Passing the test is awarded with a temporary certificate which allows the applicant to start practicing Clinical Metal Toxicology under guidance of IBCMT. The applicant will appear on the Web site of IBCMT as Candidate Clinical Metal Toxicologist (C/CMT)
    Validity 3 years.
    Required reading Textbook of Clinical Metal Toxicology


  3. The final, Oral test..
    Requirements.
    a. Practical experience.

    With I.V. EDTA : about 1000 infusions. (Reduce to 500 infusions if candidate has carried out more than 100 cases of other I.V. chelators)

    With other I.V. chelating agents about 100 cases. These chelating agents may include DMPS, Zn- or Ca-DTPA.

    With I.M. or S.C. chelating agents, about 100 cases. These chelating agents may include Deferoxamine.

    With oral chelating agents, about 100 cases. These chelating agents may include DMPS, DMSA. Penicillamine. TM

    Any 100 combinations of I.M. and/or S.C. administered chelating agents will reduce the required number of oral chelators to 50, provided that excretion tests could support the clinical findings.

    The infusions are mandatory to make sure the candidate has a sound and basic understanding of intravenous infusions and electrolyte balance to avoid obvious pitfalls in cardiac and renal compromised patients.

    b. Six charts which should represent at least 2 EDTA cases and at least 2 I.V. cases of other chelating agents. The remaining 2 cases may contain any of above-mentioned modalities.. At the test the applicant is required to produce the patient charts, completed according to the IBCMT “ Guidelines for the Preparation of a Patient Chart.” These guidelines are available from the secretariat

    The oral test should be taken no later than 4 years after the written test and after having administered at least 1000 i.v. treatments of one or more of the following chelators: EDTA, BAL DFO, DMSA, DMPS. DTPA, Penicillamine.

    These patients are the basis for a discussion about the knowledge and practical expertise of the applicant. In addition, the applicant may also be questioned about the subjects of the Textbook, or related subjects. This exam usually will take one hour.

After passing this test , the applicant will receive the Certificate of Clinical Metal Toxicologist (FCMT) which has a maximum validity of 5 years and, of course, will appear on the IBCMT Web site. IBCMT exams always need to be conducted in the presence of the head of the examining committee or his delegate.

Candidates who fail a test will be enabled to take the test again. There is no limitation to the number of retakes, however each individual case needs to be discussed with the head of the examining committee.

FCMTs who fail to recertify after 5 years need to step down to C/CMT status and can obtain FCMT status any time that they fulfil the recertification requirements.fs

If they fail to do that for another 5 years they need to step down to B/CMT status, where they can either stay for another 2 years before being removed from IBCMT status, or take the full written test to be upgraded again to C/CMT, and so on to FCMT again.

Peter J. Van Der Schaar MD, PhD, FCMT
Fax **(31) 495 592 418
pjvanderschaar@gmail.com



REQUIREMENTS FOR CERTIFICATION

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Section 1 - FCMT
To be eligible to receive a certificate from the International Board of Clinical Metal Toxicology, as indicated by Fellowship of Clinical Metal Toxicologist, FCMT, the candidate must meet all of the following requirements. The candidate must:
  1. Be a graduate of an approved school of medicine (MD, DO, DEC, MBBS or equivalent) and be familiar with and licensed to administration of intravenous treatments.
  2. Be currently licensed to practice in the country, state, or territory where he/she conducts his practice
  3. Have two letters of recommendation from Internationally Certified persons in Clinical Metal Toxicology.
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Section 2
Applicants desiring examination for FCMT certification must:
  1. File an application which shall set forth the applicants qualifications for examination as stated in a, b, and c, of Section 1.
  2. File such application with the secretary and/or the secretariat of the IBCMT by certified mail, sufficiently in advance of the next scheduled examination.
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Section 3
Prior to the issuance of the International Board of Clinical Metal Toxicology Certificate (FCMT) the candidate must:
  1. Successfully complete the written examination, less than 4 years prior, before being eligible to take the oral examination.
  2. Successfully complete oral examination before being proposed for Board Certification
  3. Show evidence by letter of affidavit of being responsible for the administration of chelation treatments to the satisfaction of the Examining Board of sufficient intravenous chelation treatments and /or cases of oral chelation and/or a mixture of oral/intravenous/percutaneous/per rectal/intramuscular routes of administration provided that the methodology utilized is to the satisfaction of the IBCMT board.
  4. Prior to oral examination, submit copies of complete records of six patients who have been chelated at least thirty times under his/her direct supervision and responsibility, and who have had post-treatment evaluation. These records shall comply with the “Guidelines” issued by the International Board of Clinical Metal Toxicology.
  5. The candidate should have the appropriate license to practice intravenous infusions from their respective countries and be similarly formally registered for such practices.
  6. The candidate should also have proper professional indemnity insurance to practice.
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Section 4
After successful completion of all examinations and requirements, the candidates will be proposed for certification by the International Board of Clinical Metal Toxicology as a Clinical Metal Toxicologist with the privilege of utilizing intravenous administration of chelating agents, (FMCT), but with respect of the local health authorities standing.

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Section 5 - MCMT
To be eligible to receive a certificate from the International Board of Clinical of Metal Toxicology, as indicated by Membership of Clinical Metal Toxicologist requirements, (as indicated by MCMT), the candidate must meet all of the following:
  1. Be a graduate of an approved school of medicine (MD, DO, DEC, MBBS or related health field
  2. Be currently licensed to practice in the country, state, or territory where he/she conducts his practice
  3. Have two letters of recommendation from Internationally Certified persons in Clinical Metal Toxicology.
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Section 6
Applicants desiring examination for MCMT certification must:
  1. File an application which shall set forth the applicants qualifications for examination as stated in a, b, and c, of Section 1.
  2. File such application with the secretary and/or the secretariat of the IBCMT by certified mail, sufficiently in advance of the next scheduled examination.
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Section 7
Prior to the issuance of the International Board of Clinical Metal Toxicology Certificate (MCMT) the candidate must:
  1. Successfully complete the written examination, less than 4 years prior, before being eligible to take the oral examination.
  2. Successfully complete oral examination before being proposed for Board Certification
  3. Show evidence by letter of affidavit of being responsible for the administration of sufficient cases of oral chelation and/or a mixture of oral/ percutaneous/per rectal/intramuscular routes of administration provided that the methodology utilized is to the satisfaction of the IBCMT board.
  4. Prior to oral examination, submit copies of complete records of six patients who have been chelated at least thirty times under his/her direct supervision and responsibility, and who have had post-treatment evaluation. These records shall comply with the “Guidelines” issued by the International Board of Clinical Metal Toxicology.
  5. The candidate should also have proper professional indemnity insurance to practice.
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Section 8 - MCMT
After successful completion of all examinations and requirements, the candidates will be proposed for certification by the International Board of Clinical Metal Toxicology as a Membership of Clinical Metal Toxicologist, MCMT, but not licensed for the intravenous administration of chelating agents.
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Section 9 - LCMT
To be eligible to receive a certificate from the International Board of Clinical Metal Toxicology, as indicated by Licentiate of Clinical Metal Toxicologist, LCMT, the candidate must meet all of the following requirements. The candidate must:
  1. Be a graduate of an approved school of nursing or school for medical technical assistants, or its equivalents, and be familiar with the preparation and administration of intravenous treatments.
  2. Be currently licensed to practice in the country, state, or territory where he/she conducts his practice
  3. Have two letters of recommendation from Internationally Certified persons in Clinical Metal Toxicology.
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Section 10
Applicants desiring examination for LCMT certification must:
  1. File an application which shall set forth the applicants qualifications for examination as stated in a, b, and c, of Section 1.
  2. File such application with the secretary and/or the secretariat of the IBCMT by certified mail, sufficiently in advance of the next scheduled examination.
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Section 11
Prior to the issuance of the International Board of Clinical Metal Toxicology Certificate (LCMT) the candidate must:
  1. Successfully complete the written examination, less than 4 years prior, before being eligible to take the oral examination.
  2. Successfully complete oral examination before being proposed for Board Certification
  3. Show evidence by letter of affidavit of having assisted or being responsible for the administration sufficient intravenous chelation treatments and /or cases of oral chelation and/or a mixture of oral/intravenous/percutaneous/per rectal/intramuscular routes of administration provided that the methodology utilized is to the satisfaction of the IBCMT board.
  4. Prior to oral examination, submit copies of complete records of six patients who have been chelated at least thirty times under his/her direct supervision and responsibility, and who have had post-treatment evaluation. These records shall comply with the “Guidelines” issued by the International Board of Clinical Metal Toxicology.
  5. The candidate should have the appropriate license to assist in the preparation and administration of intravenous infusions and other means of administration of chelating agents.
  6. The candidate should also have proper professional indemnity insurance to practice.
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Section 12
CERITFICATES DURING TRAINING FOR THE FINAL CERTIFICATE
  1. C/CMT, candidate CMT, after qualifying for the written test. Validity 3 years. If they fail to re-certify, they will become a B/CMT (Basic). C/CMT may practice i.v. chelation if properly licensed
  2. B/CMT. Basic CMT. For those candidate who partly failed the written test.
They need to sit again for the written test within 2 years. If they don’t take the written test within 2 years, they lose all qualifications. B/CMT need during their training to be supervised by a FCMT or MCMT.



Re-Certification - Has Your Certification Expired?

The validity of your certificate may have expired. I would like to remind you of our regulations regarding re-certification, which you may also find on this Web site page.

(F)CMT’s, or (M)CMT who fail to re-certify after 5 years, need to step down to C/CMT status and can obtain FCMT or MCMT status again, any time that the re-certification requirements are fulfilled.

C/CMT’s who fail to do that for another 5 years need to step down to B/CMT status, where they can either stay for another 2 years before being removed from IBCMT status, or take the full written test to be upgraded again to C/CMT, and so on to FCMT again.

To facilitate re-certification for FCMT,or MCMT, you may take a written test that we will forward to you and submit 2 patient charts completed according to IBCMT standards. Depending on the outcome your certificate will be extended.

To facilitate re-certification for C/CMT, you may also take the written test at home, but no patient charts are required.

B/CMT’s can only upgrade to C/CMT by attending a workshop and take the appropriate test.

Please adhere to these rules in order to remain certified and registered with IBCMT. Do not let your certification expire for which you have worked so hard!



Stay Certified!

Dear Doctor,

We noticed that your certificate has expired. Since IBCMT workshops are not always close to your home and you need to keep your present certification, we offer the following possibility.

Maintaining B/CMT or C/CMT
We will send you a written exam with multiple choice questions that you could take at home and then send it back to IBCMT’s office, 2 Renheide, 5595XJ , Leende. Netherlands. The exam needs to be completed within one month.

This pertains to B/CMT and C/CMT examinations.

B/CMT to C/CMT
If you have B/CMT certification, which has not expired yet, and you wanted to upgrade to a C/CMT certification, you have take the on-line examination and additionally you needed to pay 100 Euro of its equivalent. More information is available on the Web site or at the office of the Secretary.

C/CMT to FCMT
Only possible with an oral examination.

FCMT
To maintain the FCMT status you will be sent a written exam to complete and also two patient charts to be mailed to us.

Failure to re-certify within 6 months after the expiration date will automatically put you into a lower qualification, i.e. FCMT to C/CMT; C/CMT to B/CMT and B/CMT will lose their certification.

I do hope this will be a good alternative for attending a workshop far from your home.

Peter J. VanDerSchaar, Chairman

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Dear members,

Due to a recent change in the Constitution and Bylaws the names of the Certificates will be changed. If you wish, you may send your old certificate to my address and I will change it for the new one, however, with the same expiration date. Otherwise you will receive a new certificate when you are up for recertification.

On the Web site, you will find your name already with the new designation.

Changing the old certificate for a new one will be charged for a nominal amount.

Peter J. VanDerSchaar, 2 Renheide , Leende, Netherlands 5595XJ. Chairman IBCMT




 
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