About the 2-year Check-in

DEADLINE: JULY 31, 2018:
For most CRNAs who recertified or initially certified in 2016, your next step in the CPC Program is the 2-year Check-in. For most in this group, the deadline to complete the quick 2-year Check-in was July 31, 2018. Due to check-in, but missed the deadline? Check in now/by September 1 to avoid additional fees. Click the LOGIN button at the top of the website to begin.

Not sure of your deadline? See the chart below. Not sure when you recertified? Click "verify credential" in the top right corner of this page. 




What is the 2-year Check-in?

Under the former “recertification” program, CRNAs came back every two years. That check-in and billing timing stays the same under the Continued Professional Certification (CPC) Program. Though the continuing education periods in the CPC Program are divided into two 4-year cycles, you will check in every two years to continue the timing that has worked for CRNAs in the past. View the 2-year Check-in flyer (PDF)

The 2-year Check-in will be a simple, online process to:

  • validate your state licensure*
  • confirm continuing practice**
  • update your contact information
  • review your progress towards CPC Program compliance and make plans for the next two years
  • pay the $110 credentialing fee (the same amount as in the past) What the credentialing fee supports


When will I check in?

The CPC Program is based on an 8-year period comprised of two 4-year cycles. Every four years, you will demonstrate CPC Compliance (formerly “recertify”).This is when you confirm that you have achieved the CPC Program requirements (60 Class A, 40 Class B; Core Modules are optional in the first 4-year cycle). Don’t worry - you will be reminded to check in at the 2-year mark to provide or confirm the information noted above. The 2-year Check-in window will be open starting in April. So, what does that timeline look like?  

If you recertified (or were originally certified) in 2016: You entered the CPC Program at that time and will check back in 2018 through a simple, online process. You will demonstrate CPC compliance (formerly “recertify”) in 2020.

If you recertified (or were originally certified) in 2017: You entered the CPC Program at that time and will check back in 2019 through a simple, online process. You will demonstrate CPC compliance (formerly “recertify”) in 2021. 

Chart-Check-in Deadlines


*Regarding licensure: Note that verification of licensure and practice is a requirement of not only the NBCRNA, but also of a wide variety of other regulators to whom the NBCRNA must answer. These include the state boards of nursing, our accreditors (NCCA, ABSNC), and local facilities.

**Regarding continuing practice: With the CPC Program, although CRNAs are required to engage in practice to maintain CPC compliance, the NBCRNA does not prescribe minimum practice hours. State boards of nursing (or their regulatory equivalent) and facility credentialing bodies determine those requirements for practitioners and establish compliance at the state and/or institutional levels. Active anesthesia practice can be in clinical, education, research, or administration. 

† The Performance Standard assessment is taken just once (by 2024 or 2025) to determine where you stand in relation to the standard, but will have no impact on your credential no matter how you perform on the assessment. Additional continuing education (currently in the form of Core Modules) will need to be taken in areas where the standard is not met. The Passing Standard assessment is not taken until/by 2032/2033. 

Video: A 3-Minute Guide to the 2-year Check-in

This video tutorial will walk you through each step of the CPC Program 2-year Check-in. To view a longer version of this tutorial, click here. See More at our Youtube channel!

Video: CPC Program 2-year Check-in Overview

The CPC Program 2-year Check-in is completed at the mid-point of each 4-year CPC cycle.This video tutorial will walk you through each step of the 2-year Check-in. See More at our Youtube channel!

Watch the videos above or download the 2-year Check-in Step by Step process PDF.



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2-year Check-in Testimonials

See what your colleagues are saying about the quick and easy check-in process.

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2-year Check-in Flyer

Share with your colleagues: download and print this 8.5" X 11" 2-year Check-in poster and post it in your break room.


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CPC Program Calculator

Answer a few basic questions to find out your personalized CPC Program timeline for the upcoming years as well as the date of your 2-year Check-in.


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Dec 14, 2017, 09:30 AM
Display title : What does the CRNA credential mean to you?
The nurse anesthesia credential means that I am one of the most qualified anesthesia experts in health care today! CRNAs are the “top Gun” of APRNs due to our education and clinical experience during school and practice.
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