Lapsed certification? Let’s talk about the NCC reinstatement program. April 26, 2017

The NCC reinstatement program is available for individuals who failed to maintain their certification by their maintenance due date. The reinstatement program allows professionals formally certified 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.

Reinstatement Due Dates:
If lapsed on June 15, 2016 – submit reinstatement application by June 15, 2017.
If lapsed on September 15, 2016 – submit reinstatement application by September 15, 2017.
If lapsed on December 15, 2016 – submit reinstatement application December 15, 2017.
If lapsed on March 15, 2017 – submit reinstatement application by March 15, 2018.

Individuals who take advantage of this program will need to complete all maintenance requirements, which include earning appropriate CE, completing online application and paying reinstatement fee.

For those beyond the 12-month 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.

Specific to Nurse Practitioners - Individuals must be within 8 years of graduation from their NP program to retest. For those beyond that 8 year period, there are two options that will allow individuals the opportunity to retest:
• Completion of the NCC Alternate Certification Program (ACP) – a Continuing Competency driven Continuing Education program.
• Return to school and earn a post graduate degree or certificate in the NP specialty.