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Eligible Activities

The Following is a List of Eligible Activities to Recertify your CRNFA by the Points Method.

Continuing Education

A maximum of 100 points (50 contact hours) may be earned from Continuing Education activities through an approved provider.

1 contact hour = 2 points.


You may submit Physician Category 1 CME (continuing medical education) units to partially fulfill the continuing education requirement. A maximum of 25 CMEs = 50 points may be submitted.

Academic Study

Unlimited points may be earned in the academic study category.

All courses taken toward a healthcare related degree (BSN, MSN, DnP etc.) or a degree (including MBA) where the knowledge attained is used to advance your career in perioperative nursing.

  • 1 semester hour/credit = 15 points
    1 quarter hour = 10 points

Teaching a Perioperative-Related Course for College Credit

A maximum of 60 points is allowed in the teaching category.
Each perioperative class taught = 30 points 

Publishing

A maximum of 150 points may be earned in the Publishing category.

Presentations

A maximum of 150 points may be earned in the presentation category. Each 60 minutes of presentation time = 10 points.

Service as a Board or Committee Member

 A maximum of 150 points is allowed in the Service as a Board or Committee Member category.

International, National or State Board Member = 30 points per year.
Local or facility level = 15 points per year.

Precepting/Mentoring in the RNFA Role

A maximum of 75 points is allowed in the Precepting/Mentoring category. 

Each student/employee = 25 points. 

Includes precepting or mentoring either a student RNFA or a new employee RNFA in the RNFA role.

Volunteer, CCI Test Development Committee

A maximum of 100 points is allowed in this category.
A CRNFA who serves as a subject matter expert for CCI exam test development committees may earn points for recertification.