Working Together to Inform Your Constituents


Welcome, State Associations! As a statewide professional organization, you are the home to thousands of Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs). 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 developed this State Association Toolkit page to provide valuable content and resources for your members.

Be the go-to resource for your 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 in the profession that impacts them. The State Association Toolkit provides ready-to-use resources and materials you can directly add to your: website, newsletters, mailings, and social media and other digital communications. It includes accurate, easy-to-understand information about the CPC Program and their next steps in the certification renewal process, 

 

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!

 

 

 

Continued Professional Certification (CPC) Program


The Continued Professional Certification (CPC) Program supports lifelong learning and the strong CRNA credential. Share accurate and easy-to-understand CPC Program resources and credential-related news from NBCRNA with your constituents. 

 

 

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CPC Program and Your Members' Next Steps


The 2020 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 in 2020. At this first renewal, the CRNA will confirm that they have earned 60 Class A and 40 Class B credits. Core Modules are optional in this first CPC Program cycle, and there is no CPC Assessment required until their second 4-year CPC cycle. Many CRNAs have expressed uncertainty as to when they are due to complete the certification renewal. Help your members understand their exact steps and timing by including resources from the State Association Toolkit on your website. You can also include a link to send your members directly to the CPC page of the NBCRNA website to find helpful resources there. 

CPC Resources and Tools for Your Members


The NBCRNA also offers a CPC Program Toolkit on our website that you can share with your members, or click below to individually download and share these key resources on your state association'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 contains a variety of helpful resources to help your members navigate the CPC Program requirements. Copy, paste and share the CPC Toolkit in your State communications today and be your member's top information resource.

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NBCRNA Portal Login

Share the link to the NBCRNA portal with your members where they can log in and access their personalized CPC Program timeline, the CPC Certification Renewal Application, and more.

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CPC Program Brochure

The new, downloadable CPC Program brochure offers a clear, straightforward overview of the CPC Program's components and timeline.

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CPC Timeline

It’s easy to lose track of time, so include the link on your website to the NBCRNA portal and remind your members they can log on anytime to access their personalized CPC Program timeline including milestones and important deadlines.

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Class B Activities Table

Mission trips, precepting, research, and more. Many of your members are already participating in professional development activities that can count as Class B credit. 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 some of the common questions asked about the CPC Program, Certification Renewal, the CPC Assessment, and more. 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 opt to take it during any open window in those second four years. 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 while providing up to two Class A credits for each of the two CPCA Practice forms.

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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? Use content, pre-written articles and social media posts, and more from the State Association Toolkit. Browse and choose from informative CPC Program and other content to use on your state's upcoming social media updates, website or newsletter. Click below to copy, paste and share ready to use copy and FAQs. Also download one of our logos to use with the content.

Article: NBCRNA Extends CPC Renewal Deadline

Due to COVID-19, the NBCRNA made a one-time adjustment to the CPC Program timeline for those due to renew their certification by the original July 31, 2020 deadline. The new deadline for those CRNAs is now November 30, 2020. 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 the pre-written 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. The NBCRNA has provided CPC Program speakers for many State Association Meeting agendas 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 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.


Request a speaker: 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 live 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.