Certification helps you stay up-to-date.

Oncology nursing is a dynamic specialty. The knowledge and skills needed to provide cancer care can change. Maintaining certification indicates your knowledge is up-to-date and reflects current practice.

Renewal options

ONCC certifications are valid for four years. Three renewal options are available for most credentials - Option 1 is most popular. You must have a current, active, unencumbered RN license and meet the requirements for the specific renewal option.

Option 1: Practice hours + Professional Development (Points)

Option 2: Practice hours + Successful testing

Option 3: Points + Successful testing

Renewal deadlines

September 15, 2021: Early-bird application deadline (Save $100 off final deadline fee)

October 15, 2021: Final application deadline date.

March 31, 2022: 2021 Reinstatement deadline

See renewal deadlines and fees

Renewal Application Instructions

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Applying for certification renewal is a two-step process.

1. Submit your points in LearningBuilder;

           AND

2. Submit a renewal application by clicking on My Account and selecting: Renew my Certification.


ILNA - Renewal Process 

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The first time you renew your certification after passing a test, check your test results report for the number of points you need to renew and the subject areas where you can earn points.

Then, shortly after each time you renew by Option 1 (points), you'll take a learning needs assessment. The assessment results report will identify the number of points you need for your next renewal. You should take your assessment as soon as you are eligible, preferably in the first year of your certification cycle. That will provide you with time to earn points.

Get ILNA renewal information

Record your renewal points in LearningBuilder

You will record information about your points on your learning plan in LearningBuilder. When you have entered all the required points and you are ready to apply for renewal, you will submit your learning plan in LearningBuilder.

Continuing Competence & Certification Renewal

The purpose of recertification is for ONCC certified nurses to demonstrate continued competency by practicing in their specialty and enhancing their knowledge following initial certification. Recertification seeks to assure the public that certified nurses have maintained current knowledge in the specialty represented by their credential. Recertification requires certified nurses to continue those activities that are essential to maintaining the knowledge required for their practice level and specialty certification.

Learn more about continued competency.