CPNP-AC Recertification

Understand requirements, deadlines, and tools to stay on track

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

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Based on the executive order issued 3/23/2020 by the Governor of Maryland, PNCB’s physical office is closed. Staff are working remotely to continue to serve candidates, certificants, and employers. Please use email addresses listed here to contact us, and thank you for understanding that there may be some delay in our response. All online systems including certificant portals and the CE / Pediatric Updates marketplace are still available 24/7. Please check back frequently for updates here.

CPNP-AC Recertification

Recertification for 2021 starts November 1, 2020 and ends January 31, 2021. You pick the day to recertify during these dates. You can recertify with a late fee between February 1 - 28, 2021.

Recertification for 2020 ended February 28, 2020. Contact recert@pncb.org for questions about your Recert. 

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. 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.

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