If your training is part of the ACGME-approved curriculum, you don’t need to get approval. However, if you’re planning to train away from a non-ACGME-accredited program, your program director needs to get approval from our Credentials Committee.
We encourage you to take and pass the BASIC Exam as soon as possible. If you fail it a second time, you’ll receive an unsatisfactory for that reporting period, and you’ll continue to receive an unsatisfactory until you pass the exam.
That means that you have not met all the eligibility requirements, like the necessary amount of reported training. You may take the exam, but we can’t validate your results until you’ve met all the eligibility requirements.