CE & Module Policies

Important information about Pediatric Updates and our other CE modules, plus exam practice tests

PNCB Module Policies



  • Answers to Pediatric Updates, alternative and Free CE modules, and practice tests are due 150 days from the order processing date. Visit your Portal and click on Online Modules for your specific due date(s).
  • Additional Recert information for PNCB certificants: Pediatric Updates will not be applied to your annual recertification automatically: If you want or need to apply a completed module to your recertification, Recert ends January 31 annually, or with a late fee between February 1 and February 28. Any CE earned more than 24 months ago (from PNCB or elsewhere) will not be accepted for Recert enrollment.



  • Your Pediatric Updates and alternative CE modules deadline may only be extended one time for an additional 30-day period with a $20 late fee per module. If you wish to order an extension, you must do so either a) prior to your original module expiration date, thus extending your access 30 additional days from your original expiration date or b) within 30 days after your module expiration date has passed, thus extending your access 30 additional days from the date of your extension purchase. Modules may not be extended multiple times.
  • A one-time, $50.00 Reactivation fee is available for Pediatric Updates and alternative CE modules past the normal extension period noted above, allowing access for a final 60-day period. Modules which are reactivated are not eligible for additional extensions. Please contact pncb@pncb.org to see if your module is eligible for reactivation.
  • Free CE and exam practice tests are not eligible for extensions.



  • Participants who do not earn a score of 70% or greater on Pediatric Updates, alternative CE or Free CE modules will receive a free, second attempt at no cost. Your second attempt automatically opens in the same 150-day window—complete your module with a passing score before the expiration date to earn continuing education credits.
  • Exam practice tests are not eligible for retests, but do offer “unlimited attempts” of the same content for the duration of the access period. Participants will have the option to download / print / save receive a customized feedback report for continued learning.



  • If you do not successfully complete a Pediatric Updates, Free CE, or alternative CE module retest with a score of 70% or above, you will be contacted by a PNCB staff member for next steps.



  • Refunds requested within 30 days of order date will be honored. Requests received 30 days after the order date will be reviewed on a case by case basis. Refunds are not granted if the module has been accessed.



  • These activities are a useful tool for lifelong learning, but the information presented and/or associated references do not substitute for your clinical judgment as a health care professional. Read the full disclaimer below.

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The information that PNCB makes available in Pediatric Updates or Free CE modules is intended for nursing professionals who provide care for the pediatric population. Nursing professionals use this information to update their knowledge in the context of specialized education, experience, and practice across the United States.

These activities are a useful tool for lifelong learning, but the information presented and/or associated references do not substitute for your clinical judgment as a health care professional. The PNCB follows standard sets of editorial procedures for information disseminated in Pediatric Updates modules. However, we do not guarantee that the information in the Pediatric Updates we provide is the most up-to-date knowledge available or that the treatments discussed are appropriate for any given patient. Each participant must evaluate the information within Pediatric Updates or Free CE modules within the context of his or her own expertise and state board authority to practice. As a health care professional, it is imperative to exercise professional judgment in evaluating any information, and we encourage individual confirmation of the information made available or otherwise obtained through other sources before undertaking any treatment based on such information.

When not specifically approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), off-label use of medications for children and adolescents will be identified in each learning module.

Consumers who review professional-level information should not rely on that information as professional medical advice, or use it to replace any relationship with a physician, nurse practitioner, or other qualified healthcare professional.

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