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Recertify by Points

Recertification by Points recognizes that learning and competency maintenance can be accomplished in a variety of ways, including through successful participation in various professional activities. The Points method is designed to ensure skill development by the perioperative nurse by continued practice in the field and to advance the level of knowledge in areas relevant to the practice of the certificant.

To Recertify by Points:

  1. Determine the required number of Points
  2. Review Points Earning Period
  3. Complete Point Acceptable Activities
  4. Complete and submit 2017 CRNFA Points Recertification Application
  5. Submit the recertification fee
  6. Submit the application to CCI
    1. Scan and email to info@cc-institute.org.
    2. Mail to: COMPETENCY & CREDENTIALING INSTITUTE (CCI) 2170 South Parker Road, Suite 120 Denver, CO 80231.
    3. Fax to (303) 695-8464. Please call (888) 257-2667 to confirm its receipt.

Application

CRNFA Recertification by Points cannot be completed online. Download the 2016 CRNFA Points Recertification Application. This application is only for recertification by points, not Contact Hours.

Required Number of Points

The number of points you are required to earn is dependent upon the number of clinical hours you have worked in an RNFA capacity over the last five years. You must accumulate all clinical practice hours and points between January 1st of the year you certified or recertified and December 31st of the year before you are due to recertify.

# of Clinical Practice Hours Required # of Points
1,000 or more 400 Points
Between 500 and 999  500 Points

Points Earning Period

The accrual window for completion of eligible activities for recertification by points is as follows:

Credential Valid Activities Must Be Earned Between Early Discount Application Due Standard Deadline Dates
2010-2015 Jan. 1, 2010 - Dec. 31, 2014 July 1, 2015 December 31, 2014
2011-2016 Jan. 1, 2011 - Dec. 31, 2015 July 1, 2016 December 31, 2015
2012-2017 Jan. 1, 2012 - Dec. 31, 2016 July 1, 2017 December 31, 2016
2013-2018 Jan. 1, 2013 - Dec. 31, 2017 July 1, 2018 December 31, 2017
2014-2019 Jan. 1, 2014 - Dec. 31, 2018 July 1, 2019 December 31, 2018