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CPEN® Recertification

Keep Your Certification Current. Recertify!

Your skills and knowledge grow with every patient you help and every situation you encounter in pediatric emergency. Make sure your efforts continue to be recognized—recertify and keep your specialty certification current.

Here's Another Reason to Maintain Your CPEN Certification!

Your BCEN® specialty nursing certification, as well as other specialty nursing certifications, may be accepted by your State Board of Nursing for all continuing education (CE) or continued competence (CC) requirements, or for partial CE or CC requirements when renewing your RN licensure.  Click here for more details.

BCEN Philosophy on Recertification

BCEN recognizes the importance of continued competence in the profession and supports the definition that continued competence is the ongoing ability to integrate and apply the knowledge, skills, judgment, and values to practice safely, effectively, and ethically.

BCEN supports recertification as a means of encouraging you to continue the activities essential to maintain the knowledge required for your level of practice and certification in emergency nursing. BCEN’s recertification process is comprehensive, assessing the same content areas as initial certification, including clinical experience/performance and professional issues.

CPEN Recertification

CPEN certification must be recertified every four (4) years and you are responsible for keeping track of your certification expiration date.  As a courtesy, current CPENs receive e-mail reminders from BCEN regarding upcoming certification expiration. You may choose from two different recertification options: Continuing Education (CE) by Attestation or by taking the CPEN exam. Click the links on the left to learn more.

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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