You have worked hard for your CRNFA credential. Don't let it lapse.
The CRNFA credential represents your professional achievement and demonstrates your knowledge and skill. More importantly, it reflects a deep, personal commitment to contributing to a culture of patient safety. Maintain your role as a leader in the operating room community by recertifying your CRNFA.
If you held the CNOR credential when you successfully passed the CRNFA exam, then you now hold a merged CNOR and CRNFA credential. To recertify your merged credential you only need to follow the instructions and processes for CRNFA recertification and pay the recertification fee to recertify both credentials.
If you are an advanced practice nurse certified in your specialty and hold the CRNFA credential, you must meet the CRNFA requirements and pay the CRNFA recertification fee to recertify your CRNFA credential.
Recertification is your pathway to further your knowledge, continue to validate your practice, and help advance the perioperative field.
Need more information? Download our CRNFA Recertification Information Booklet.
| ||Early Recertification Fees |
January 1 – July 1, 2013
|Late Recertification Fees |
July 2 – December 31, 2013
|Contact Hours ||$550 ||$425 ||$625 ||$500 |
|Points ||$550 ||$425 ||$625 |
|Exam ||$550 ||$425 ||$625 |
|Retired (one time fee) ||$95 ||$95 ||$95 ||$95 |
The CRNFA credential is conferred for a five year period. All eligible candidates must recertify by July 1stof the year their credential expires. Learn more details.
If you are due to recertify in 2013, applications are now open.
There are three methods available for CRNFA Recertification.
Key to Success
The key to success is to review the requirements for each method, select the method that works best for you, and plan accordingly. All methods require candidates to commit time to further their knowledge and stay current with practice standards. Please note that all three methods take approximately the same amount of time to complete.