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Recertification by Continuing Education (CEs) Attestation

Fees I Application Process I Eligibility I CE Requirements I Understanding CEs I FAQs I Audit Information

BCEN® has made it easier and quicker to recertify your CEN® certification by CEs. We now offer CE Recertification by Attestation. 

  • You no longer have to log your CEs! 
  • Answer a few application questions. 
  • Submit the CEN CE Recertification by Attestation application online!
  • Just remember to keep a summary log of your courses and original documentation in case of an audit.  

CEN CE Recertification by Attestation Fees

  • $210.00 for ENA Members (Please contact ENA to become a member).
  • $350.00 for Non-Members
  • Recertification fees are non-refundable. 

Application Process

To locate your online CEN CE Recertification by Attestation application, follow the steps below. 

  • Log into your BCEN Account. 
  • Once you are logged in, click on Application(s) located in the sidebar to the left
  • Locate the CEN CE Recertification by Attestation  application and click on it to open. 
  • Complete and submit the application and payment in full anytime before your current expiration date. 
  • Do not send copies of your certificates, unless you are notified for an audit.

Eligibility Requirements

  • You must hold a current CEN certification.
  • A current, unrestricted Registered Nurse license, or a nursing certificate that is equivalent to a Registered Nurse in the United States or its Territories.
  • You must have completed 100 contact hours of nursing continuing education within your current 4-year recertification period.  

CE Requirements 
  • CEs should have a clear and direct application to the practice of emergency, pediatric emergency, flight/transport, or trauma nursing.
  • 100 completed contact hours earned within your 4-year recertification period must be submitted:
    • 75 of the 100 contact hours must be of CLINICAL content, and up to 25 may be of Non-clinical content. It is acceptable to have more than 75 contact hours of clinical content. 
    • 50 of the 100 contact hours must be from accredited sources.
  • CEs earned through national accrediting agencies are accepted for your recertification. These include, but are not limited to, American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN), American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), Emergency Nurses Association (ENA), and State Nurses Associations/State Boards of Nursing (SNA/SBN).
  • For more information on understanding CEs, click here

CE Certificate 

Each time you take a course or in-service, you should receive a certificate with the number of contact hours given for the lecture or presentation. Keep these certificates or cards, as you will be required to send in copies if contacted by BCEN for an audit.

Audit Information 

BCEN's policy is to randomly audit 10% of CE Recertification by Attestation applications each year. View BCEN's policy on auditing of CE Recertification by Attestation applications.

You will be notified by mail and e-mailed within 1 week of your application and payment submission with audit instructions.  

Accreditation Board for Specialty Nursing Certification

BCEN's Certified Emergency Nurse (CEN®), Certified Flight Registered Nurse (CFRN®) and Certified Pediatric Emergency Nurse (CPEN®) credential have been accredited by the Accreditation Board for Specialty Nursing Certification (ABSNC).

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