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CNOR recertification acknowledges your continued dedication to perioperative excellence. In addition, recertification recognizes your ongoing commitment to specialized knowledge and skills in perioperative nursing. More importantly, the credential reflects a deep, personal commitment to building a culture of patient safety. CNOR recertification is your pathway to further your knowledge, to continue validating your practice and to help advance the field perioperative nursing.
All fees are subject to change without prior notification.
The CNOR credential is conferred for a period of five years. Recertification applications open on January 1st. To receive the Early discount, all eligible candidates must recertify by July 1st of the year their credential expires. The recertification deadline is December 31st, except for Portfolio. Learn more details.
If you are due to recertify in 2013, applications are now open.
You may download the CNOR Recertification Booklet which contains detailed information on the CNOR Recertification process and policies.
You may choose one of four methods to recertify your credential:
Each of these four methods takes approximately the same amount of time to complete. In addition, each method requires you to commit the time to further your knowledge and to stay current with perioperative practice standards. The key to success is to review the requirements for each method, select the method that works best for you, and plan accordingly. Learn more about the information you will need to fill out the online application.
Have you missed the deadline for earning contact hours or completing your activities for Points or Portfolio? Or, do you not meet the eligibility requirements such as currently working in the OR? You may put your credential on hold with the Inactive Status. Learn More.
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