The American Trauma Society’s Registrar Certification Board (ATSRCB) endorses the concept of voluntary, periodic certification by examination for all trauma registrars. Certification is one part of a process called credentialing. It focuses specifically on the individual and is an indication of current competence in a specialized area of practice. Board certification in trauma registry is highly valued and provides formal recognition of basic trauma registry knowledge.
Purposes of Certification
TO PROMOTE DELIVERY OF EFFECTIVE PRACTICE THROUGH THE CERTIFICATION OF QUALIFIED TRAUMA REGISTRARS BY:
- Recognizing formally those individuals who meet the eligibility requirements of the American Trauma Society’s Registrar Certification Board and pass the Certification Examination for Trauma Registrars.
- Encouraging continued personal and professional growth in the practice of trauma registry.
- Establishing and measuring the level of knowledge required for certification in trauma registry practice.
- Providing a standard of knowledge requisite for certification; thereby assisting the employer, public, and members of the health professions in the assessment of the trauma registrar.