Registration for the CTBS Exam Prep Course will allow each registered site to view live trainings with an unlimited number of staff. The course provides resources to assist with study for the CTBS exam, including:

  • Online access to the live training, each week the course is held
  • Comprehensive study guide and reference resources
  • Q & A following each live presentation
  • Access to session recordings 
  • A complimentary copy of the revised 14th Edition of AATB Standards for Tissue Banking


The person whose name and email is listed on the confirmation email is considered the course registrant. Once payment is submitted via this site, the confirmation email should arrive immediately to your inbox. Please check spam/junk if you have not received it.

Access instructions will be sent to the course registrant only. That email will arrive separately from the payment confirmation on or before Friday, June 16, 2017. Other informational emails will also go to the course registrant, it is that person's responsibility to ensure they are passed on to the examinee(s). 

Course Description

The webinars in this course focus on specific areas outlined in the CTBS Study Guide. The online format allows you to network with other participants as you prepare for the exam. Interactive Sessions are based on the 14th Edition of AATB Standards for Tissue Banking covering topics including: Informed Consent, Gifting & Authorization; Physical Assessment; Donor Screening & Testing; Recovery Practices; Processing, Packaging, and Process Controls; and Labeling, Storage, and Distribution. Quality System Requirements are touched on, throughout the course. Additional topics of interest will include: Hints about Preparing for the Exam, History of Tissue Banking, Anatomy & Physiologic Basis of Allograft Success; and Clinical Applications of Tissue Grafts.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of the course, the participant will have knowledge and a better understanding of:
  • Tissue banking practices as described in the 14th Edition of AATB Standards for Tissue Banking
  • AORN Recommended Practices for Surgical Attire, Maintaining a Sterile Field, and Surgical Hand Antisepsis
  • Skin, Cardiovascular and Musculoskeletal Tissue Banking & Clinical Applications


The material presented at the AATB Training Course has been made available by the American Association of Tissue Banks for educational purposes only. This material is not intended to represent the only, nor the best, method or procedure appropriate for the medical situations discussed, but rather is based on the 14th Edition of AATB Standards for Tissue Banking, applicable laws or regulations and standards of practice.

No reproductions of any kind, including audiotape and videotape, may be made of the presentations associated with AATB educational events. The AATB reserves all of its rights to such material, and reproduction of any kind is specifically prohibited.


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