CPC Renewal Applications Open as of March 2, 2021

The application window for 2021 certification renewal opened on March 2, 2021 for CRNAs due to renew their certification by July 31, 2021. View the checklist and download the infographic below to find out what you need for this first CPC cycle.

   What you need for this first renewal cycle:

  • For this first CPC cycle, you will need 60 Class A credits and 40 Class B credits (Note: you can use extra Class A credits over the required 60 towards the Class B requirement).
  • Core Modules are not required in this first cycle.
  • The CPC Assessment component is not required for your current/first 4-year cycle, just the Class A and B credit requirement. And the CPCA is not pass/fail.
  • There are 20 activity categories that count as Class B credit. View the Class B Table for a  complete listing.

Download First CPC Renewal Infographic




First renewal cycle graphic


The CPC Program supports lifelong learning and the strong CRNA credential, protecting your ability to continue practicing as a CRNA, and is designed to meet the APRN regulatory requirements of every state Board of Nursing.

The program also reinforces the validity and value of your CRNA credential, demonstrating to your patients, their families, and your employer that you meet the credentialing requirements designed to promote lifelong learning, help you maintain current anesthesia knowledge, and encourage patient safety— even as the health care environment constantly changes. 

CPC Program Components

The CPC Program includes four components: Class A credits, Class B credits, Core Modules, and the CPC Assessment.

CLICK on the wheel below to see an overview of each component.

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CPC Program Timeline

Every four years, you renew your CRNA credential. Chart your course along the 8-year CPC Program timeline to learn more about the requirements of each 4-year cycle.

Hover over the markers to learn more information.

Check out your personalized timeline

Log in to the NBCRNA portal any time to access your personalized CPC timeline. At a glance, you'll see all the requirements you need to meet along with due dates for each.

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