Proposed Pathway to IONM Certification

INTRODUCING:  The Proposed Pathway to Become a


The CINP designation is the culmination of a comprehensive educational, training, and clinical experience background, and rigorous credentialing process.   It marks the first proposed Canadian board-certification in IONM and is designed to signal professional competency in the practice of IONM.  The CINP credentialing process will be administered by the Canadian Board of Intraoperative Neurophysiology Practitioners (CBINP).  If you are considering challenging the CINP, the following information is of relevance and we are seeking your input on the proposed pathway. Download more information here.


The CINP examination will consist of up to 3 parts:

  1. Written Exam
  2. Oral Exam
  3. (Possible) Practical Assessment


In order to challenge the examination, ALL applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Stream of Entry Eligibility Conditions Met
  • Minimum 36 Months Experience in IONM
  • Recent IONM Experience (minimum 24 months in previous 5 years)
  • 300 IONM Cases Monitored (not as an observer)
  • Minimum Case Breakdown Achieved (25 each for brain, brainstem, spine, and vascular)
  • Attestation from 2 Surgeons