An applicant for Resident Membership in the Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) must:
- be a resident or fellow in good standing in a neurological training program in North America approved by the American Board of Neurological Surgery, the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons in Canada, or the equivalent entity in Mexico;
- or in a fellowship immediately following completion of a neurological surgery-training program.
Residency must have been completed at an accredited program within North America. Residents enrolled in osteopathic (DO) neurosurgery not accredited by the ACGME will only be eligible for CNS Resident Membership under the sponsorship of their Resident Program Director – provided the Program Director is an active CNS member.