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BCEN® understands the importance of accurately verifying and authenticating professional credentials. A paper certificate is nice to have and can be framed and used for display and recognition. But relying solely on a piece of paper for the purpose of credential verification has inherent risks, as paper items can be easily replicated and used for fraudulent purposes.

To protect the integrity and value of BCEN credentials - especially for those who have earned them - BCEN offers various ways to safely and securely verify a credential holder's BCEN certification status.

BCEN credential holders are encouraged to use the Publish Credential service available from within their BCEN Account. This is a quick and easy way for you to prove your BCEN certification status to any third party.

Employers, hiring managers, or other interested third parties should verify a BCEN credential by directing the employee or applicant to use BCEN's Publish Credential service.

Click on the links to the left to learn more about the verification services provided by BCEN.

Note: Effective January 1, 2011, BCEN no longer fulfills manual credential verification requests. All credential verification requests must be processed using the BCEN Publish Credential service.


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).

Air & Surface Transport Nurses Association