CPNP-AC Recertification

Understand requirements, deadlines, and tools to stay on track

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

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. 

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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