Eligibility Criteria for Certification Renewal

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

  1. Current CPHON® certification
  2. A current, active, unencumbered license as a registered nurse in the US, its territories or Canada at the time of application and examination.
  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 pediatric hematology oncology nursing practice 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

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

Find out more about the Individual Learning Needs Assessment (ILNA) renewal method.

Renewal Deadlines and Fees

 Early Bird Deadline
September 15, 2022 (Save $100!)
Final Deadline
October 15, 2022
Option 1: Renewal Points
ONS/APHON Member$240$340
Option 2: Test*
ONS/APHON Member$296 
Option 3: Test + Renewal Points*
ONS/APHON Member$396$496

* Apply by September 1 to ensure a 90-day test window before certification expires.

Note: Option 2 and Option 3 are not available for CPON®, AOCN®, or AOCNS® renewals.