Certified Addictions Registered Nurse – Advanced Practice 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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In order to recertify, one will need 80 points of credit as well as verification of a minimum of 1,200 hours of advanced practice nursing related to primary, secondary, or tertiary prevention of addictions within the past four years. Practice can include managing, supervising, educating, consulting, ordirecting other persons to help achieve patient goals related to prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation.  At least 51% of the 80 CEU’s for recertification must be directly related to Addictions Nursing.

Late CARN-AP Requirements

  1. Certification renewal applications will be accepted up to two years after the certification has expired, with a $100 fee in addition to the basic recertification fee.
  2. The ability to practice may be impacted if the state or workplace requires certification to practice and the certification has expired. The responsibility lies with registered nurse to maintain certification.
  3. Once the certification has expired, the credential can no longer be used.
  4. The credential may be reinstated only under the following conditions:
    • recertification by examination
    • successful recertification by application within the 2-year period after the certification has expired (all requirements must be fulfilled prior to the expiration of the 2-year period) *NOTE: effective July 1, 2018, the 2-year grace period will discontinue, and the credential may be reinstated only by recertification by examination. 
*NOTE: Fee changes effective December 1, 2017

$325 – IntNSA Members, $375 – Non-IntNSA Members 



Click HERE to view the Recertification timeline effective July 1 2018.  Please note: we will accept applications for candidates recertifying for this June 2018 that have a postmark before or on June 30, 2018!


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 2016-2017 Recertification numbers, click HERE.



* Current license as an RN in the United States, its territories, or Canada.
* Minimum of 2 years of plastic surgical nursing experience as an RN.
* Spend at least 50% of practice hours in plastic surgical nursing during 2 of the preceding 5 years.
* Be in compliance with state regulations of the practice of hemodialysis patient-care technicians, if applicable. Applicants must meet the experience requirement (for certification) of the state in which they practice.