CE Transfer Issues - We are aware that continued education (CE) credit transfer discrepancies are occurring in some CPC Applications. The NBCRNA is working collaboratively with the AANA to reconcile these differences. Thank you for your patience. We will notify affected individuals when this is resolved.

2020 CPC Applications for certification renewal are open for CRNAs due to renew their certification by July 31, 2020--which has now been extended to November 30, 2020. Watch your mail for notification or log in on the NBCRNA home page to begin the application process if you have earned all requirements.

  • For this first CPC cycle, you will need 60 Class A credits and 40 Class B credits (or can use extra Class A credits over the required 60 towards the Class B requirement).
  • No Core Modules are required in this first cycle.
  • There is no CPC Assessment component for your current 4-year cycle, just the Class A and B credit requirement. 
  • There are 20 activity categories that count as Class B credit. View the Class B Table for a  complete listing.



The CPC Program supports lifelong learning and the strong CRNA credential, protecting your ability to continue practicing as a CRNA, and is designed to meet the APRN regulatory requirements of every state Board of Nursing.

The program also reinforces the validity and value of your CRNA credential, demonstrating to your patients, their families, and your employer that you meet the credentialing requirements designed to promote lifelong learning, help you maintain current anesthesia knowledge, and encourage patient safety— even as the health care environment constantly changes. 

CPC Program Components

The CPC Program includes four components: Class A credits, Class B credits, Core Modules, and the CPC Assessment.

CLICK on the wheel below to see an overview of each component.

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CPC Program Timeline

Every four years, you renew your CRNA credential. Chart your course along the 8-year CPC Program timeline to learn more about the requirements of each 4-year cycle.

Hover over the markers to learn more information.

Check out your personalized timeline

Log in to the NBCRNA portal any time to access your personalized CPC timeline. At a glance, you'll see all the requirements you need to meet along with due dates for each.

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Watch this 4-minute video to learn about the CPC Program

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CPC Program Webinar Presentation

Want an in-depth look at all aspects of the CPC Program? Listen to a recent, live CPC Program webinar recording to the UC Irvine Health Group for a complete review of the program, components, timing, and more.

Watch Here