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NBCRNA Recertification Requirements

Instructor: Shelby Golden
Get the information you need to know about getting recertified through the National Board of Certification and Recertification for Nurse Anesthetists with this article.

Requirements for NBCRNA Recertification

You will need to recertify with the National Board of Certification and Recertification for Nurse Anesthetists (NBCRNA) through their website (www.nbcrna.com). You will find an online recertification form that will require you to provide information regarding your:

Record of Practice

Recertification with the NBCRNA requires you to provide documentation that you have completed 850 hours of work experience throughout your recertification period. You can also provide proof of practice over a four year period if you haven't worked an extensive amount of hours over the last two years.

Reporting this information will require you to provide the name and address of each facility where you worked, a contact person with a phone number, the time period you worked there, what your position was and any practice specialization that you held.

RN or APRN License

For the next step of your recertification application, you will need to enter your RN/APRN license number. Whether you have an RN or APRN license number or both varies according to your state's licensing authority. Be prepared to provide information regarding each state where you practiced during the past two years.

Continuing Education

You will be required to complete 40 continuing education credits to obtain your recertification. You can choose to complete these credits at organizations approved by the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) in order to make this process easier. However, you may also complete these credits through programs approved by other organizations.

You will need to have information regarding the organization that provided the program, the program's name, start and end dates and how many credits you earned for participation to include on your application.

This course on Human Anatomy and Physiology can also help you go over important information related to your practice as an NA. The course includes short video lessons and lots of self-assessment quizzes and chapter exams that can help you refresh your medical knowledge.

Additional Recertification Requirements

There are a few additional steps you will need to take before you can submit your recertification application. This includes a certification statement and an electronic signature. You will also need to say whether you want to receive your recertification card by mail (which could take three weeks) or electronically (which you'll receive once your application is accepted). Finally, you will need to pay all applicable fees. The application fee is $110, and if your continuing education credits need evaluation, you will need to pay an additional $100.

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