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Continued Professional Certification (CPC) Program
- The CPC Program went info effect on August 1, 2016 -
NEW: NBCRNA Evaluating Alternatives to the CPC Exam
February 15, 2017
Steve Wooden, DNP, CRNA, NSPM-C
AANA and NBCRNA Working Together: NBCRNA Reviewing Future Alternatives to CPC Program Exam
Statement: NBCRNA Reviewing Future Alternatives to CPC Program Exam
(A joint AANA/NBCRNA statement on this topic was posted in the February 15, 2017 issue of Anesthesia E-ssential, the e-newsletter of the AANA.)
The Continued Professional Certification
(CPC) Program is based on 8-year periods comprised of two 4-year cycles and officially began on August 1, 2016. However, when the Program launched, more than 22,000 CRNAs had already recertified and had entered into the CPC Program, getting a head start on accumulating (Class A and Class B) credits. CRNAs newly certified in 2016 enter immediately into the CPC Program. CRNAs due to recertify by July 31, 2017 will recertify one last time, then enter into the Program.
The CPC Program, formerly “recertification,” focuses on lifelong learning and was
developed in response to changing accreditation requirements, changing needs
within the healthcare environment, the increasing role of CRNAs in the
healthcare scene, as well as technology changes.
Watch the new CPC Class B videos!
The CPC Program consists of 8-year periods, and each period
is comprised of two 4-year cycles. In addition to practice and license
requirements, the program includes 4 main components:
- Class A
- Class B
- Core Modules (see Providers)
2017 - 2021 Recertification
The 2017-2021 cycle will open March 1, 2017.
The deadline for online application for the 2016 - 2020 cycle was July 31, 2016. The 2017-2021 cycle will open in March 2017.
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