CPC Assessment Applications Now Open (July 1, 2021)

Applications for the CPC Assessment (CPCA) are now being accepted for all eligible candidates to take the CPCA in the August and November 2021 testing windows--these are just the first of many windows. More windows will be available in the coming months and each subsequent year. 

CPC Assessment candidates are eligible when their CPC application (for the first 4-year CPC cycle) is approved/credential is renewed and their credential expiration date is before 6/30/2025.

Ready to schedule? Log in to the NBCRNA  portal. View available CPCA resources and information using the links below.


Watch these videos to find out more about Deciding the Best Way to Test or What to Expect on Test Day.

CPC Renewal Applications Open - View Requirements

Due to renew your certification by July 31, 2021? View the checklist and download the infographic below to find out what you need for this first CPC cycle.

What you need for this first renewal cycle




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.

See my timeline

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