Survey Benefit

1 Credit of Professional Practice Learning (PPL) for your PMHS or CPNP-PC Recert after survey completion

PPL Credit for Survey Participation

If you are a Pediatric Primary Care Mental Health Specialist (PMHS) or Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (CPNP-PC or dually certified CPNP-AC/PC) who completed our 2020 PMHS Job Task Analysis Survey during November or December 2020, use the instructions below to add your 1 Professional Practice Learning credit (worth 5 contact hours) to your ReCErt Tracker or Recert application. 

Thank you again for taking the time to complete this important study related to developmental, behavioral, and/or mental health care for children and teens! To learn more about the PMHS exam, click here. PNCB offers a free retest benefit if not successful on your initial PMHS exam. 



  • To apply the PPL on your Recert application, you will need to select a Recert method that includes PPL. 
  • A maximum of 1 PPL is accepted per CPNP and PMHS Recert application. 
  • 1 PPL is worth 5 contact hours for your Recert. 
  • If you hold both PMHS and CPNP-PC certification, this PPL is accepted for both recertifications! 


To Add Directly on a Recert Application:

  • Log into your portal during 2021 Recert. 
  • On your Recert application, choose a Recert method that includes Professional Practice Learning as a component. 
  • When you see the PPL screen, choose Committee as Type.
  • Enter the date you completed the survey for both Start Date and Completed Date. 
  • Enter the name/description as: 2020 PMHS Job Task Survey


To Add on your Recert Tracker:

  • Log into your portal.
  • Under Navigation on the left, click ReCErt Tracker. 
  • Choose Add Contact Hours.
  • Click Add under Transactions.
  • For Level 1, choose Professional Practice Learning.
  • For Level 2, choose Committee.
  • Enter the date you completed the survey for both Start Date and Completed Date. 
  • Enter the name/description as: 2020 PMHS Job Task Survey
  • Then be sure to select a Recert application method that includes PPL when you recertify.


Questions? Contact for assistance. 

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