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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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.

Late CARN 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, or
    • 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

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



Recertification is conducted twice a year. Applications are due June 30 and December 31 for the respective testing periods.*NOTE: Effective November 2016, candidates who are successful on the examination in the current, year-round testing will begin their certification in the month they passed the exam and will expire in the same month after 4 (four) years.



4 years from the date of passing exam.



To download the recertification application, click HERE.



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