Renewing your certification
All ONCC certifications are valid for four years. Renewal candidates must have a current, active, unencumbered RN license. Three renewal options are available in 2016:
Option 1: Practice hours + Professional Development (ILNA Points)
Option 2: Practice hours + Successful testing
Option 3: ILNA Points + Successful testing
Important renewal deadlines
September 15, 2016: Early-bird application deadline (Save $100 off final deadline fee)
October 15, 2016: Final application
ILNA - Renewal Process for 2016 and Beyond
The first time you renew after passing a certification test, you will use your test score to identify your learning plan. From then on, you will take the free, Individual Learning Needs Assessment (ILNA) early in your certification cycle. This will determine the exact number of professional development points and what subject areas you will need to renew your certification.
ONCC will use the ILNA method for certification renewal beginning in 2016. You will record your points for renewal on your Learning Plan, in a new system called LearningBuilder. You can log into LearningBuilder using your ONCC/ONS username and password.
The deadline date to apply for certification renewal in 2015 has passed. If your certification expired in 2015, you may apply for Reinstatement.Reinstatement allows you to apply for reinstatement through March 31, 2016. There is a reinstatement fee, in addition to the applicable renewal fee.
Nurses who wish to reinstate must submit the Reinstatement application form, ONC-PRO Logs, and all point documentation (e.g., CE certificates, letters of attendance) for points submitted by March 31, 2016.