Working Together to Inform Your Constituents


Welcome, State Associations!

As a statewide professional organization, you are the home to thousands of Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) in your state. The NBCRNA recognizes the important role you play in connecting your state's CRNAs with each other and with the broader nurse anesthesia community, sharing valuable information related to their practice. We developed this State Association Toolkit page to provide valuable READY-TO-USE content and resources you can share on your state association website for your members.

Be the go-to resource for your members. Especially in these unprecedented times, your state association has an opportunity to provide even more valuable resource for your members who are looking for relevant information on what’s happening in your state and in the profession that impacts them.

 

The State Association Toolkit provides ready-to-use resources and materials you can directly add to your: website, newsletters, mailings, and social media and other digital communications. It also includes accurate, easy-to-understand information about the CPC Program and next steps in the certification renewal process, 

 

 

 

 

 

The Toolkit Includes:

  • Videos – Add links to these CPC videos which offer a clearer understanding of every aspect of the CPC Program
  • Downloads – (brochures, etc.) Add these to your website for your members to reference or print
  • Pre-written articles – Need an article for your newsletter, website or blog? Use these!
  • Social media posts – Keep your social media fresh and relevant with these posts
  • Logos – NBCRNA and CPC Program logos 
  • Read below for more and link them on your state association website!

 

 

The Continued Professional Certification (CPC) Program


Your Members' Next Steps

The 2020 CPC Applications for certification renewal are open for CRNAs due to renew their certification by November 30, 2020 (extended from July 30, 2020 due to COVID-19). Those who recertified or initially certified in 2016 will be reaching the end of their first 4-year CPC Program cycle and have received email and postcard notices from the NBCRNA to complete their CPC Program renewal. CRNAs can log in to the portal on the NBCRNA home page to begin the application process.

Some CRNAs have expressed uncertainty as to when they are due to complete their certification renewal. Help your members understand their exact steps and timing by including resources from this State Association Toolkit on your website. You can also send your members directly to the newly updated CPC page of the NBCRNA website where they will find helpful resources there.

Quick CPC Facts for this First Certification Renewal:

  • For this first CPC cycle, the CRNA will need at least 60 Class A credits and at least 40 Class B credits (or can use extra Class A credits over the required 60 towards the Class B requirement).
  • Core Modules are not required in this first cycle.
  • There is no CPC Assessment component required until their second 4-year cycle.
  • There are 20 activity categories that count as Class B credit. View the Class B Table for a  complete listing.

 

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The Continued Professional Certification (CPC) Program supports lifelong learning and the strong CRNA credential. Share accurate and easy-to-understand CPC Program resources and credential-related news from NBCRNA with your constituents. 

CPC Resources and Tools for Your Members


New CPC Resources for Your Website

Click below to download and share these key CPC resources and tools on your state association's website, social media or newsletters!

 

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CPC Program Brochure

The new, downloadable CPC Program brochure offers a clear, straightforward overview of the CPC Program's components and timeline. Add this to your state association website!

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Class B Activities Table

Mission trips, precepting, research, and more. Many of your members are already participating in professional development activities that can count as Class B credit. Download and share the Class B Activities Table with your members to provide them with a complete listing of all categories of Class B credits with examples and needed documentation to claim credit.

More CPC Resources to Add to Your State Association Website

CPC Program Toolkit

FOR CRNAs. This robust toolkit contains a variety of helpful resources to help your members navigate the CPC Program requirements. Copy, paste and share the CPC Toolkit link in your State communications and be your member's top information resource.

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NBCRNA Portal Login

It's easy to lose track of time. We know CRNAs are busy. Remind your members that they can log in to the NBCRNA portal anytime to access their personalized CPC Program timeline including milestones and important deadlines, the CPC Certification Renewal Application, and more. Include the link to the NBCRNA portal on your website.

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NEW CPC Webpages

To get a more in-depth understanding of the CPC Program, components, and timing, visit the new interactive CPC web pages. There, you'll also see how you can access your personalized CPC timeline.

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CPC Program FAQs

View some of the common questions asked about the CPC Program, Certification Renewal, the CPC Assessment, and more. Share these FAQs with your members.

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Share this 4-Minute CPC Program Overview Video!

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From in-depth coverage of the CPC Program, to How I Earn Class B testimonials from fellow CRNAs, the NBCRNA YouTube Channel offers a variety of engaging videos for CRNAs, SRNAs, and the public. Included here are some popular videos , but we encourage all CRNAs to subscribe to the NBCRNA YouTube Channel to peruse all our videos stay up-to-date on new ones.

 

The CPC Program - Your Guide to Lifelong Learning

This new 4-minute video takes you through the entire CPC Program, requirements and timeline. Share with your members to give them a quick and concise overview of the program!

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More CPC Program Videos!

Class B Video

Find out more about the CPC Program's flexible Class B requirement. Learn what activities qualify as Class B credits, what to document, and how to report these credits.

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Another Quick CPC Program Overview Video

Busy? We know that many of your members are pressed for time. Share this additional three-minute video done in a "sketch" format, to provide a general overview of the CPC Program.

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CPC Program Webinar

Want an in-depth look at all aspects of the CPC Program? Add this CPC Program Webinar recording to your website so your members can watch, at their leisure —a recording of a full, live webinar on the CPC Program from NBCRNA’s Chief Credentialing Officer John Preston, DNSc, CRNA, FNAP, APRN.

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Help Your Members Prepare for the CPC Assessment (CPCA)

CPC Assessment Content Outline

Your members will be taking the CPC Assessment by the end of their SECOND 4-year CPC cycle (by 2024/2025), but can opt to take it during any open window in those second four years. Be a resource for your members as they prepare: Link the CPC Assessment Content Outline on your website. The Outline breaks down the content in the four core domains of anesthesia practice covered in the performance standard assessment (the CPCA is not pass/fail).

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CPCA Practice

CPCA Practice is an interactive, online practice assessment designed to both promote lifelong learning while providing a tool to help assess knowledge and identify knowledge gaps while providing up to two Class A credits for each of the two CPCA Practice versions.

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CPC Resources for Your State Communications


Need content for your upcoming State Association communications? Use pre-written articles, pre-written social media posts, and more from this State Association Toolkit. Browse and choose from informative CPC Program and other content to use on your state's upcoming social media updates, website or newsletter. Click below to copy, paste and share ready to use copy and FAQs. Also download one of our logos to use with the content.

Articles

Article: NBCRNA Extends CPC Renewal Deadline

Due to COVID-19, the NBCRNA made a one-time adjustment to the CPC Program timeline for those due to renew their certification by the original July 31, 2020 deadline. The new deadline for those CRNAs is now November 30, 2020. This extension will effect many of your members' CPC Program timeline. View and share the full article now.

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Article: CPC Renewal Deadline Approaching for Many - November 30

On April 14, CPC Certification Renewal Applications opened for more than 24,000 CRNAs due to complete CPC renewal by July 31, 2020, recently extended to November 30, 2020. For many of your members, this is their next step in the program. View and share the full article now.

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Social Media

Social Media Posts

Browse and choose from many social media posts regarding the CPC Program and your members' next steps. Copy, paste and share on your state's upcoming social media updates.

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CPC Program FAQs

Do your members have questions on the CPC Program and the future assessment? Access frequently asked questions from CRNAs and share our responses with your members.

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Logos

NBCRNA Logo

Download the NBCRNA logo and pair with one of our articles, social media posts or FAQs.

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CPC Program Logo

Download the Continued Professional Certification (CPC) logo and pair with one of the pre-written articles, social media posts or FAQs.

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Need a CPC Speaker? CPC Program Webinar Presentations


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Did you know that CRNAs in your state are eligible to earn Class A credit by attending a CPC Program presentation? Last year, the NBCRNA speakers--provided to state associations at no cost--delivered 60 live presentations to more than 7,000 CRNAs in 34 states either in-person and in webinar formats. Due to social distancing in 2020, many State Association meetings have been cancelled or postponed but the NBCRNA is continuing to offer live webinar presentations to educate and answer CRNA questions on the CPC Program.

Request a complimentary CPC Program speaker to attend your next State Meeting or to conduct a live webinar presentation and announce this opportunity on your website or in your next newsletter. Invite your current and future members to attend! To request a speaker click here. 

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Video: CPC Program Live Webinar Recording

This CPC Program webinar was presented LIVE on January 9, 2020 to the UC Irvine Health group. We can provide a CPC Program speaker or arrange a webinar for your event or group meeting. Visit nbcrna.com/CPCSpeaker.  See More at our Youtube channel!

CPC Speaker Request Form

We can provide a CPC Program speaker by arranging a webinar for your group. Click the button below to complete and submit a CPC Program Webinar request form.

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State Association Newsletters


Click below to view past editions of the State Association Newsletter.

More Video Options!


Watch Other CPC Videos

3-Minute Guide to the CPC Program Fundamentals

This short animation provides an overview of the key concepts of the CPC Program. It reviews some of the history of the changes to the NBCRNA's recertification program and outlines the components.