How and When to Recertify
You worked hard to earn certification. Learn how to maintain your credential below so you'll be prepared to recertify.
Did your certification expire? Learn about reinstatement.
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Certified Pediatric Nurse - CPN
All certification boards require a renewal or recertification process to document how you are maintaining competence in practice. CPN "Recert" is annual and takes place each year between November 1 and January 31.
Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner in Acute or Primary Care (CPNP-AC, CPNP-PC, CPNP-AC/PC)
CPNP-AC, CPNP-PC or CPNP-AC/PC "Recert" is annual and takes place each year between November 1 and January 31. You are also required to complete pediatric pharmacology hours and PNCB Pediatric Updates CE modules over a 7-year period.