CPNP-AC Recertification

Understand requirements, deadlines, and tools to stay on track

When do I recertify? How do I recertify? What is the cost?

READY TO RECERTIFY?
The application is now open. Log in to your portal to view your ReCErt Tracker, Dashboard, and "Recertify Here" application. 

CPNP-AC Recertification

Download your PDF guide to learn more about Recert, required activities, and how the process works.

Recert is annual, but over a 7-year period you must complete PNCB Pediatric Updates modules and pharmacology requirements. See your Recert Dashboard to check the status of these 7-year tracking cycle requirements.

Recertification for 2018 ends January 31, 2018. A late fee is added between February 1 and February 28, 2018

The Recert application is now open. Log in to find your application. We suggest you use view your portal's Dashboard and ReCErt Tracker before starting your application.

Planning to retire? Learn about retiring your credential.

Did your certification expire? Learn about reinstatement.

Also hold CPNP-PC certification? 

Use the CPNP-AC/PC guide.

  • Did you earn initial acute care and primary care CPNP certification within the same year? You start the Dual AC/PC recertification program the year after passing the exams.
  • Did you earn a second CPNP certification in a subsequent calendar year? You continue with your current single CPNP recertification program for year in which you passed the second CPNP exam. Your Dual AC/PC recertification program starts the following year.

Questions?

See our FAQ page or your guide above. You can contact us at recert@pncb.org or call PNCB at 888-641-2767 during normal office hours. PNCB is open from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm Eastern Time. See holiday closings.

Faces of Certification

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