What is BSE Certification?

BSE certification is the process by which the National Consortium of Breast Centers validates, based upon predetermined standards, a licensed breast health professional’s knowledge in training community educators to teach Breast Self-Examination to patients, as well as the ability to directly teach patients how to perform their own Breast Self-Examination.  The purpose is to assure the public that the certified licensed breast health care provider has completed the NCBC BSE Trainer Certification Program and has met minimum knowledge and performance standards by recognizing the individual who has met these standards.  This certification is a validation of an individual’s performance of teaching Breast Self-Examination.

Certification is achieved when a score of 80% or better is attained on all three components of the examination.  Certified BSE Trainers are medical professionals who have tested and shown they possess the knowledge and skills to provide BSE instruction.