Renewal of Certification is required every 4 years

Every four years you will be due to apply for Renewal of Certification. The NBCRNA will notify you by email when the renewal window opens, typically a few months prior to the end of your 4-year cycle. You can then log in to your personalized portal to begin your CPC Application.

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When you apply, you will need to:

  • have earned the required 60  Class A and 40  Class B credits,
  • be able to attest to engagement in practice,
  • have current RN licensure and APRN authorization if required by your state, and
  • have completed the Core Modules, if required (optional in the first 4-year cycle).

After you have completed the first 4-year cycle of the CPC Program and your application has been approved, you will begin your second 4-year cycle. You are then eligible to take the CPC Assessment any time in the second 4-year cycle during testing windows. Just be sure to take it at least six months prior to your Certification Renewal deadline to give you time to take any additional Class A credit if the standard is not met in any of the core areas. The type of Class A and the quantity (minimum of one Class A credit in that area), is up to the CRNA.