The NBCRNA’s CPC Program Discovery Series has
developed several, specific resources for the odd-year, even-year certificants,
and those newly certified. Additional, general CPC Program resources, such as
Sample Plans and the CPC Calculator, can be found on the Toolkit page.
The CPC Program began on August 1, 2016. It is important to remember is that it is
your year of initial certification that determines when you enter
the CPC Program. If you recertify in EVEN years, you would have recertified by July 31, 2016, and were then in the CPC Program, able to begin earning Class A and Class B credits. Now that you’ve entered
the CPC Program, you move from 2-year cycles to 4-year cycles. Your first
4-year CPC Program cycle begins in 2016 and goes through 2020.
is important to remember is that it is your year of initial certification
that determines when you enter the CPC Program. If you recertify in ODD
years, then your most recent recertification was in 2015. Because CPC didn't formally begin until (August 1) 2016, you will go through one more 2-year
recertification cycle, just as you have in the past. The 2-year recertification
cycle is the same cycle as currently exists, and requires 40 CE credits. Once you complete the requirements and
recertify in 2017, you will then enter the CPC Program. Once you
have completed your 2017 recertification, you enter the CPC Program. You move
from 2-year cycles to 4-year cycles. If your most recent recertification date
was in 2015, your first 4-year cycle will begin in 2017 and go through 2021.
The CPC Program entry depends upon the year
of certification, not the year of graduation. Because the CPC Program
didn't launch until August 1, 2016, the timing to enter the CPC Program
is a little bit different for those who initially certify in 2015. You will
complete one 2-year recertification cycle with 40 CE Credits – under the former
recertification program –and then enter the CPC Program in 2017.
Whereas, if you initially certify in 2016,
you will begin the CPC Program in 2016. Just like if you initially certify in 2017,
you will begin the CPC Program in 2017, and so on.
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