Certified Addictions Registered Nurse – Recertification

Addictions Nursing Certification Board (ANCB)

Care of C-NET

35 Journal Square, Suite 901

Jersey City,NJ 07306

201.217.9083 (Voice)

201.217.9785 (Fax)





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Effective October 2018, the CARN and CARN-AP programs have been granted accreditation by ABSNC! 

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In order to recertify, one will need 60 points of credit as well as verification of a minimum of 2,000 hours (1 year) of addictions nursing experience as a registered nurse in a staff, administrative, teaching, consultation, private practice, counseling, or research capacity within the past four years. At least 51% of the 60 CEU’s for recertification must be directly related to Addictions Nursing.

*NOTE: Fee changes effective December 1, 2017:

$225 – IntNSA Members, $275–Non-IntNSA Members 




4 years from the date of passing exam.




To download the recertification application, click HERE. For the Retired Status eligibility and application, please contact C-NET at info@cnetnurse.com.



To view a list of websites for continuing education contact hours, click HERE.


To view the 2017-2018 Recertification numbers, click HERE.



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