Working Together to Inform Your Constituents


Welcome, State Associations! The NBCRNA recognizes the important role you play in connecting your state's CRNAs with each other and with the broader nurse anesthesia community, sharing valuable information related to their practice. We have developed this State Association Toolkit page to provide valuable content for your members and resources to help them navigate the Continued Professional Certification (CPC) Program. As a statewide professional organization, you are the home to thousands of Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) and rely on active participation from your CRNA members, growing your membership base year over year. One of the easiest ways to continue increasing your membership base is by providing your members with quick, easy, informative resources needed to maintain their credential and practice as competent healthcare providers.

Be the go-to resource for your state association members.
Especially in these unprecedented times, your state association has an opportunity to become an even more valuable resource for your members who are looking for relevant information on what’s happening in your state and profession that impacts them. Increase your value to your members by being their one-stop source. The NBCRNA has developed the the Continued Professional Certification (CPC) State Association Toolkit which provides resources and materials to assist the practicing CRNA throughout their journey of seeking lifelong learning, enhancing patient safety and maintaining his/her credential. The toolkit includes: 

  • Videos – Add links to these CPC videos which offer a clearer understanding of every aspect of the CPC Program
  • Downloads – (brochures, etc.) Add these to your website for your members to reference or print
  • Pre-written articles – Need an article for your newsletter, website or blog? Use these!
  • Social media posts – Keep your social media fresh and relevant with these posts
  • Logos – NBCRNA and CPC Program logos 
  • Read below for more and link them to your state association website!

Use these ready-to-use resources directly on your: Website, Newsletters, Mailings, and Social Media and other digital communications to easily provide your members with accurate, easy-to-understand information about the CPC Program so they can confidently know their steps in the CPC Program, engage in lifelong learning, enhancing patient safety and maintaining their credential.

 

 

 

Continued Professional Certification (CPC) Program


Each of your members are enrolled in the Continued Professional Certification (CPC) Program which provides CRNAs with opportunities for professional growth. CRNA Professionals around the United States are recognized as some of the most qualified anesthesia experts in healthcare today and many of them are your members. Members like to stay connected to their State Association to receive the latest information regarding their credential and their career. Get your news from NBCRNA and share with your constituents. 

 

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CPC Program and Your Members Next Steps


The certification renewal application window (formerly "recertification") opened on April 14, 2020 for many of your members. Those who recertified or initially certified in 2016 will be reaching the end of their first four-year CPC Program cycle and will receive notices from the NBCRNA if they are due to renew their certification. At this first renewal, the CRNA will confirm that they have earned 60 Class A and 40 Class B credits. Core Modules are voluntary for this first CPC Program cycle and they will also not need to take the CPC Assessment until their second 4-year CPC cycle. Many CRNAs have expressed uncertainty as to when they are due to complete the certification renewal application and the NBCRNA CPC Program Toolkit will assist them in their journey. Direct your members to the CPC Program Toolkit which houses a variety of resources specifically for them!


CPC Resources and Tools for Your Members


Share the complete CPC Program Toolkit with your members. The CPC Program Toolkit is your members one-stop shop for the CPC Program. Or, click below to individually download and share these key resources on your state associations's website, social media or newsletters. 

TOOLS AND RESOURCES FOR YOUR MEMBERS – Add to your State Association Website Today!

 

 

CPC Program Toolkit

FOR CRNAs. This robust toolkit, filled with a variety of helpful resources, was designed specifically for your members. It is your members one-stop shop to everything related to the CPC Program. Copy, paste and share the CPC Toolkit in your State communications today.

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NBCRNA Portal Login

Share the link to the NBCRNA portal with your members. Upon entering their username and password, your members will have access to their personalized CPC Program timeline, the CPC Certification Renewal Application, and more.

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CPC Program Brochure

Educate your members on the 8-year CPC cycle with the CPC Program Brochure, specifically designed to break down each component of the program, providing visuals, FAQs and a full glossary.

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CPC Timeline

It’s easy to lose track of time. Remind your members of this useful tool to display their personalized CPC Timeline for their next steps and deadlines in the CPC Program. Include the link in all of your member materials and on your website. Your members can login to the NBCRNA portal and access a personalized CPC Program timeline for the upcoming years, including milestones and important deadlines.

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Class B Activities Table

Mission trips, research, and more - Many of your members are already participating in professional development activities that they can receive credit for. Download and share the Class B Activities Table with your members to provide them with a complete listing of all categories of Class B credits with examples and needed documentation to claim credit.

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CPC Program FAQs

View your constituents commonly asked questions regarding CPC Certification Renewal and the CPC Assessment and read answers here. Share these FAQs with your members.

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CPCA Preparation

CPC Assessment Content Outline

Your members will be taking the CPC Assessment by the end of their SECOND 4-year CPC cycle (by 2024/2025) but can take it any time in those second four years. That could be earlier or later in that cycle. Be a resource for your members as they prepare: Link the CPC Assessment Content Outline on your website – the Outline breaks down the content in the four core domains of anesthesia practice covered in the performance standard assessment (the CPCA is not pass/fail).

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CPCA Practice

CPCA Practice is an interactive, online assessment designed to both promote lifelong learning while providing a tool to help assess knowledge and identify knowledge gaps and providing up to two Class A credits. Your members may find it helpful to reference this information when selecting future continuing education topics. A second version is now also available.

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CPC Videos

CPC Program Webinar

Want an in-depth look at all aspects of the CPC Program? Add this CPC Program Webinar recording to your website so your members can watch, at their leisure —a recording of a full, live webinar on the CPC Program from NBCRNA’s Chief Credentialing Officer John Preston, DNSc, CRNA, FNAP, APRN.

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3-Minute Guide to the CPC Program

Busy? We know that many of your members are pressed for time. Share this three-minute video to provide a general overview of the CPC Program.

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Class B Video

Find out more about the CPC Program's flexible Class B requirement of the CPC Program. Learn what activities are categorized as Class B credits, what to document, and how to report these credits.

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CPC Resources for Your State Communications


Need content for your upcoming State Association communications? Allow the NBCRNA to assist with answering your members questions about the CPC Program by utilizing copy that has been designed specifically for you. Browse and choose from informative CPC Program content to use on your state's upcoming social media updates, website or newsletter. Click below to copy, paste and share ready to go copy including articles, social media posts, and FAQs. Also download one of our logos to pair!

Article: NBCRNA Extends CPC Renewal Deadline

Due to COVID-19, the NBCRNA recently made a one-time adjustment to the CPC Program timeline. This extension will effect many of your members CPC Program timeline. View and share the full article now.

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Article: CPC Renewal Applications Now Open

On April 14, CPC Certification Renewal Applications opened for more than 24,000 CRNAs due to complete CPC renewal by July 31, 2020, recently extended to November 30, 2020. For many of your members, this is their next step in the program. View and share the full article now.

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Social Media Posts

Browse and choose from many social media posts regarding the CPC Program and your members next steps. Copy, paste and share on your state's upcoming social media updates.

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FAQs

Do your members have questions on the CPC Program and the future assessment? Access frequently asked questions that the NBCRNA has been receiving from CRNAs and share our responses with your members.

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NBCRNA Logo

Download the NBCRNA logo and pair with one of our articles, social media posts or FAQs.

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CPC Program Logo

Download the Continued Professional Certification (CPC) Logo and pair with one of our articles, social media posts or FAQs.

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CPC Program Webinar Presentations


In FY 2019, the NBCRNA continued its initiative to provide information on the CPC Program to CRNAs at various State Association and vendor meetings across the country. Many State's who have incorporated live CPC Program speakers into their State Meeting agendas have supplied the NBCRNA with exceptionally positive feedback. Overall, the CPC Program outreach initiative carried out real-time information by delivering 60 live presentations to more than 7,000 CRNAs in 34 states and presentations were delivered via in-person and webinar formats. Due to social distancing, many State Association meetings have been cancelled or postponed but the NBCRNA is continuing to offer live webinar presentations to educate and answer CRNA questions on the CPC Program.

Did you know that CRNAs in your State are eligible to earn Class A credit by attending a CPC Program Presentation? Request a complimentary CPC Program speaker to attend your next State Meeting or to conduct a Webinar presentation and announce this opportunity on your website or in your next newsletter. Invite your current and future members to attend!

 

 

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Video: CPC Program Live Webinar Recording

This CPC Program webinar was presented LIVE on January 9, 2020 to the UC Irvine Health group. We can provide a CPC Program speaker or arrange a webinar for your event or group meeting. Visit nbcrna.com/CPCSpeaker.  See More at our Youtube channel!

CPC Webinar Request Form

We can provide a CPC Program speaker by arranging a webinar for your group. Click the button below to complete and submit a CPC Program Webinar request form.

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State Association Newsletters


Click below to view the latest editions of the State Association Newsletter.

3-Minute Guide to the CPC Program Fundamentals

This short animation provides an overview of the key concepts of the CPC Program. It reviews some of the history of the changes to the NBCRNA's recertification program and outlines the components.