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Review Deadlines and Fees

Deadlines

Application: Applications open on January 1 of the year you are due to recertify. To recertify at the early recertification fee, you must apply before July 1. All applications must be received before December 31 or the credential will lapse.

Contact Hours: If you are recertifying by contact hours, your contact hours and practice hours must have been earned by December 31 of the year before you were due to recertify. Download the application.

Points.  If you are recertifying by Points, your points activities and practice hours must have been completed by December 31 of the year before you were due to recertify. Download the application.

Exam.  If you are recertifying by Exam, you must successfully pass the CRNFA exam by December 31 of the year you are due to recertify. Thus, you must apply to take the CRNFA exam no later than September 30 of the year you are due to recertify. Download the application.

Recertification Fees

Early Recertification Fees
January 1 – July 1
Standard Recertification Fees
July 2 – December 31
Method Non-Member Fee AORN Member Fee Non-Member Fee  AORN Member Fee 
Contact Hours $550 $425 $600 $475
Points $550 $425 $600
$475
Exam $550 $425 $600
$475
Emeritus (one time fee)  $95 $95 $95 $95

Fees are subject to change at anytime.

Lapsed CRNFA Status

A Lapsed CRNFA can be reinstated by:

  • Meeting current eligibility requirements and,
  • Successful completion of the exam.

Refunds and Withdrawals

Learn more about CCI’s refunds and withdrawal policies