PMHS Recertification

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

PMHS Recertification

2024 Recertification is now closed. Contact for questions about your Recert. 

PMHS Recert is annual. You recertify as a PMHS between November 1 and January 31 prior to your wallet card expiration date. Download your PDF guide to learn more about Recert, required activities, and how the process works.

Basic Requirements

For full details on your renewal requirements below, see your PMHS Recert Guide.

  1. Maintain any advanced practice certification (NP or CNS) that was required per PMHS exam eligibility criteria.
  2. Maintain current, active, unencumbered US or Canadian advanced practice nursing licensure.
  3. Complete an equivalent of 15 contact hours of pediatric developmental/behavioral/mental health (DBMH) annually including 30 pediatric psychopharmacology hours during your 7-year Recert Cycle.

Need Psychopharmacology or other PMHS-related CE?

Explore applicable PNCB Pediatric Updates. Other CE sources for consideration are listed here, some with pediatric psychopharmacology. 


See your guide above which includes FAQs or contact us at 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.

Planning to retire? Learn about retiring your credential.

Did your certification lapse? Learn about reinstatement.

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