To ensure both ACRNs and AACRNs continue to expand their HIV/AIDS knowledge base and competence, we require recertification within the four-year certification period. You can recertify through re-examination or by obtaining continuing education points (CEPs). The recertification requirements are different for ACRN and AACRN.
To recertify by re-examination:
To recertify by obtaining CEPs, you must participate in continuing education activities and submit a recertification packet for ACRN or AACRN. You must accumulate a total of 70 CEPs for ACRN and 90 CEPs for AACRN within a four-year period. There are several opportunities to earn CEPs available, including formal and informal education experiences, publications, presentations, volunteer and leadership responsibilities and more. Here is an overview of the requirements:
All recertification payments are payable to the HIV/AIDS Nursing Certification Board.
The recertification fee for an ACRN is:
• ANAC members: $250
• Non-ANAC members: $350
The recertification fee for an AACRN is:
• ANAC members: $300
• Non-ANAC members: $400
Join ANAC for $99 and become eligible for the ANAC member rate.
HANCB will randomly audit a certain percentage of ACRN and AACRN recertification applications. If audited, you will be asked to submit copies of certificates and other documents, verifying your CEP activities with your renewal application. During each four-year period, you are encouraged to keep all documentation and be prepared to submit it upon request. All applications are subject to audit at the discretion of the HANCB.