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
June 15, 2016: Enter to win a lifetime of free renewal and get Early-bird application savings (Save $100 off final deadline fee)
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. If you are eligible to take the assessment, but choose not to, you may renew by earning 100 points that exactly match the weighting of categories on the test content outline, or by passing the test. (Note: AOCN® and CPON® certified nurses do not need to assess.)
ONCC uses the ILNA method for certification renewal. You will record your points for renewal on your Learning Plan, in a system called LearningBuilder. You can log into LearningBuilder using your ONCC/ONS username and password.
The deadline date to apply for certification renewal and reinstatement in 2015 has passed. If your certification expired in 2015, the deadline for Reinstatement was March 31, 2016.