Core certification maintenance
Requirements to maintain your Core certification:
Maintenance application / Add CE
- Current, active/unencumbered licensure as an RN or APRN in the US or Canada.
- You must update and upload a copy of your license or license verification from the licensing board that includes the Licensing state, your name, type of license, expiration of license and the website if it is from a verification portal. Sign in and click on "Update Profile", on the right click on "Professional INFO" to update your license information.
- The majority of nursing licenses can be obtained at Nursys.com. The remaining licenses can be obtained from the licensing board in your state. Helpful directions for using Nursys: GUIDE TO NURSYS
- Completion of the Continuing Competency Assessment at the beginning of your maintenance cycle (Legacy Certifications do not complete an Assessment). Take your assessment
- Continuing Education earned is based on your Education Plan developed after the assessment is completed.
- CE is entered into the Maintenance Application anytime during the 3-year maintenance cycle
- Maintenance application is submitted on the NCC website before midnight CST on your due date.
- All maintenance applications are subject to random audit. If audited you must be prepared to upload your CE Certificate and the conference/lecture description/agenda. Your updated license will also be verified.
Add/track or submit your CE
Other educational activities and recognized accrediting agencies
If you can't maintain on time...
CE Coding for CORE Maintenance
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Maternal Newborn Nursing
Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing
Neonatal Nurse Practitioner
Women's Health Care Nurse Practitioner
Inpatient Antepartum Nursing
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