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In compliance with standard regulatory practices and support of our mission of patient protection, AACN Certification Corporation conducts random audits following submission of renewal applications.
You may download a copy of the handbook below.
A CERP Log can be found in your renewal handbook (see link above). CCRNs and PCCNs may download electronic versions of the Synergy CERPs Log below.
You may download a copy of the Audit Checklist below.
Your CERP activities must fall into the date range of the 3-year period prior to your scheduled renewal date.
Yes. Please make sure your name, the title and date of the course and the hours attended appear on all certificates and letters of verification.
AACN membership is worth three CERPs for each year of active membership, up to nine per 3-year renewal period.
Yes. However, a copy of your card is not sufficient as it does not include actual class time, which varies. Provide documentation of hours in course (so total number of CERPs may be calculated), along with course date and title, your name and signature of a supervisor, educator or professional associate.
Certificants selected for audit are notified via mail and have 60 days from the date of the notification letter to submit the required verification materials.
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