Eligibility Criteria for Certification Renewal

The following eligibility criteria must be met at the time of application.

  1. Current AOCNP® certification
  2. Current, active, unencumbered license as a registered nurse in the US, its territories or Canada
  3. A minimum of 1,000 hours practice as a nurse practitioner in adult oncology within the four years (48 months) prior to application.

What is Advanced Practice? ONCC uses the definition of Advanced Practice nursing provided by the American Nurses Association.

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:

  • Option 1: Practice hours + Professional Development (Points)
  • Option 2: Practice hours + successful testing
  • Option 3: Points + successful testing

Candidates who are using renewal Option 3 (Points + Testing) should submit both the application and renewal points in LearningBuilder at the same time, by the test application deadline date