Advanced Oncology Certified Nurse (AOCN®)

Maintaining your certification

You should be very proud that you’re certified! In order to keep your certification, you need to earn points for renewal through Continuing Nursing Education, Continuing Medical Education, or Academic Education credits or have work published in Publications or give Presentations. Follow this step-by-step guide to maintain your certification.

1. Determine where to log your information.
You will record your points in LearningBuilder.

2. Plan your professional development.
You will need to earn 50 points through professional development activities. The 50 points must be of adult oncology content.

3. Keep all documentation.
We strongly urge you to record your points as they are earned. Keep copies of all grade reports, copies of publications, program descriptions and outlines, in case ONCC asks to review them.

Visit the Resource Center for the following information:

  • Acceptable Approval Bodies/Providers of Nursing Continuing Education
  • Online Continuing Education Resources
  • Websites featuring nursing continuing education
  • Journals
  • Point categories

Continuing Education

Eligibility Criteria for Certification Renewal

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

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

Renewing your certification

All ONCC certifications are valid for four years. Renewal candidates must have a current, active, unencumbered
RN license. One renewal option is available:

  • Option 1: Practice hours + Professional development points

AOCN® Renewal Requirements

Total points you are required to earn: 50 points in adult oncology

Certification Renewal Information

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