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Certification Renewal Information


Certification lasts for three (3) years and expires on December 31 of the third year, regardless of the month in which you attained your initial certification. The Association sends renewal notices via email.


How to Renew

  • Renew by exam  (Exam deadlines apply. You must achieve a passing score on the certification examination prior to December 31 of the year in which your certification expires.)
  • Renew by CE 


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How to Renew by CE 


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Renew by CE Fees


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 Renew by CE 



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Renew Now!!!

1. Download the Renewal Handbook.

2. Fill out the application at the end of the Handbook.

3. Save the application and email it to

4. Click below to pay renewal fee.



 (must have credit card*)

To pay by check/money order, follow steps 1-3 above and mail your payment to the address indicated on the application form.


To renew by paper application (fax or mail), there will be a $20 paper filing fee:

1. Download the Renewal Handbook.

2. Follow the paper filing instructions on the application form at the end of the handbook.





Commission for Forensic Nursing Information

Certification granted by the Commission for Forensic Nursing Certification (CFNC) is pursuant to a voluntary procedure intended solely to test for special knowledge. The CFNC does not purport to license, to confer a right to privilege upon, nor otherwise to define the qualifications of any person for nursing practice. The significance of certification in any jurisdiction or institution is the responsibility of the candidate to determine. The candidate should contact the appropriate nursing body or institution to determine practice implications.




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