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NCBORN accepts recertification by continuing education or by retesting. To recertify by continuing education, you must recertify before your CRNO expires.
Guidelines and Application for Recertification
75 Contact Hours (CH) Obtained during the 5 yrs prior to renewal date
Guidelines and Appropriate forms may also be obtained from the Professional Testing Corporation.
This information is provided as an overview of the process of recertification by continuing education. Certified candidates may elect to recertify via test or continuing education. To recertify by continuing education, you must recertify before your current CRNO expires. Any lapse in certification status causes a candidate to be ineligible to recertify by continuing education. The Professional Testing Corporation will administer the recertification by continuing education process, as well as the certification/recertification process by testing. Please contact the Professional Testing Corporation if you have questions or concerns: Professional Testing Corporation, 1350 Broadway, Ste. 800, New York, NY 10018, (212) 356-0660.
Ophthalmology specific content is not automatically accepted. Know and understand the accreditation requirements.
Providers must meet the criteria stated in the Accreditation section above.
If you have any questions or concerns about the eligibility of your continuing education courses for CRNO recertification, please call NCBORN well before your certification expiration date.
"Often patients see CRNO on my badge and ask what it means. With pride and confidence I assure them that it means their eye nurse is educated, devoted, and by maintaining certification I keep current on issues relevant to their care." - ASORN member Juli Young, RN, CRNO
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