Renew

View Eligibility Criteria for Certification Renewal

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

  1. Current OCN® certification
  2. A current, active, unencumbered license as a registered nurse in the US, its territories or Canada.
  3. A minimum of one year (12 months) of experience as an RN within the three years (36 months) prior to application, and
  4. A minimum of 1,000 hours of adult oncology nursing practice (adult care) within the two-and-one-half years (30 months) prior to application.

What is nursing practice?

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

See all renewal deadlines and fees

Candidates who are using renewal Option 3 (ILNA Points + Testing) should submit both the application and points by the test application deadline date.