If you are looking to maintain or extend your certification, do not complete this form. Go to the "Maintain Your Certification" section on the home page and select submit a maintenance application or learn more. The NCC-E application is not for maintenance of certification.
The NCC-E (NCC-Emeritus) lifetime credential provides special recognition for the accomplishments of PERMANENTLY RETIRED Health Care Professionals made during the active part of their careers. Please note if you elect to become an NCC-E you cannot revert back to certification status without retesting which will require you to meet current eligibility criteria which may be different than when you were originally certified. The NCC-E credential is not a certification.
A non-refundable one-time fee of $90 provides you with a lifetime Emeritus status in your specialty. The NCC-E credential is not a certification and does not require maintenance.
You can apply for your lifetime NCC-E status by completing the online application and paying the $90 fee.
There is no need for official notification. Once your expiration date is reached, your certification will lapse if you don't maintain. However, you will still receive email notices about reinstatement, until one year following your certification expiration. You can ignore those notices. Or you can email firstname.lastname@example.org to have your record marked as an early lapse but we need that information in a formal request via email to do so.
NCC has no inactive status. You must have an active license to maintain. If you fail to maintain, you will have one year to reinstate without retesting. After that time, you will have to retest to regain your NCC credentialing and meet all current exam eligibility criteria which may be different than when you were first certified.