Apply for AACRN certification

AACRN Eligibility

The following requirements must be met before seeking certification:

  • Currently licensed as a registered nurse in the United States or an international equivalent (a copy of your license must be submitted with your application)
  • Hold a master’s degree or higher in nursing, successful completion of a post-graduate program specific to advanced practice nursing, or meet educational requirements for certifications or state licensure as an advanced practice nurse or an international equivalent, preferably with a focus in HIV/AIDS nursing (a copy of your transcript, certification or licensure must be submitted with your application)
  • A minimum of three years of experience as a registered nurse within the five years prior to applying
  • A minimum of 2,000 hours of HIV/AIDS nursing (nursing administration, clinical practice, education or research) within the five years prior to applying, validated by colleague or nursing supervisor
  • Complete and submit an application
  • Pay required fee (ANAC members: $350, Non-ANAC members: $450)

Please complete all of the following required information and make your payment using Paypal. If you would like to pay without using Paypal, please complete the downloadable application. This application can be returned by fax to 330-670-0109, email or mail.

First name *
Middle initial
Last name *
Preferred pronouns *

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Mailing address *
City *
State *
Zip code *
Email (If you have already created an account on the National HIV Curriculum, please use the same email address) *
Phone *
Current RN License Number *
License state *
License expiration date (mm/dd/yyyy) *

Eligibility and Background Information

Percent of working time currently spent in HIV/AIDS nursing *

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Primary position *

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Area of professional HIV/AIDS emphasis *

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Primary practice setting *

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Experience in HIV/AIDS nursing in past 5 years *

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Employment status *

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Primary practice location *

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Highest academic level *

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Other certifications held *
Are you currently a member of ANAC/CANAC? *

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If yes, enter your member ID number
Do you/will you receive a monetary reward for certification? *

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Is certification part of the job performance/clinical ladder rating criteria? *

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Are you currently or have you been certified in HIV/AIDS nursing (ACRN)? *

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If yes, please supply expiration date
Are you currently or have you been certified in Advanced HIV/AIDS Nursing (AACRN)? *

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If yes, please supply expiration date
Did you take any organized review courses prior to starting the certification process? *

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Date and location
How did you hear about the AACRN program? *

Optional Information


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Required Documentation

Please attach a copy of your current RN license(s) here. If you are unable to upload a copy of your license(s), a copy may be faxed to the national office at 330.670.0109.

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File 3

Experience Validation

The person named below (my nursing supervisor or professional colleague), has completed the AACRN Supervisor Verification Form verifying that the above-named candidate for the Specialty Certification in Advanced HIV/AIDS Nursing Practice has a minimum of 2000 hours of HIV/AIDS nursing experience within the five years prior to application.

Name *
Supervisor Verification Form *

Candidate Agreement

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I have read and understand the requirements for candidate eligibility and the cancellation, rescheduling and no show policies. I affirm that all statements given on this application are true and correct to the best of my knowledge and that HANCB is hereby authorized to contact any organization or individual listed hereon to verify my education and licensure history.

Application checklist

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