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Lapsed credential? Let’s talk about the NCC reinstatement program.

Mar 31, 2016

A reinstatement program is available for individuals who failed to maintain their certification by their maintenance due date. The reinstatement program allows professionals formally credentialed by NCC to come back into the system without re-examination. This program is time sensitive and must be completed within the 12 month period following the missed maintenance date and by that quarter’s due date (see below for specific dates).

Reinstatement Due Dates for 2016:
If lapsed on March 31, 2015 - reinstatement application must be submitted by March 15, 2016.
If lapsed on June 30, 2015 - reinstatement application must be submitted by June 15, 2016.
If lapsed on September 30, 2015 - reinstatement application must be submitted by September 15, 2016.
If lapsed on December 31, 2015 - reinstatement application must be submitted by December 15, 2016.

Individuals who take advantage of this program will need to enter their earned CE into the online reinstatement application and pay the reinstatement fee ($215 for core certifications and $145 for subspecialty certificates).

Core certifications require completion of a 50 hour CE education plan that earns CE in all core competency areas. Previous education plans generated while certifications were active will no longer apply.

Subspecialty certificates require completion of 15 hours of CE in the subspecialty area.

If successfully reinstated, the next maintenance date remains unchanged from the missed maintenance 3-year cycle. For those beyond the reinstatement period - Retesting is required to regain certification. Current eligibility criteria must be met to qualify to retest, which may be different from when the individual was originally certified.

For NPs, please note: it is a qualification that you must be within 8 years of graduation from your NP program to retest. For those beyond that 8 year period, you must go back to school and earn a post graduate degree or certificate in the NP specialty to qualify to retest. There are no exceptions to this rule.