Renew Your CRRN Certification Online Today
Access the Certification Center
In the Certification Center you can:
- Renew your CRRN certification
- View your Certification History in your Completed Certifications
- Access your digital badge with certificate
- Look-up fellow certificants in the new Certificant Directory
The renewal application (online) will be available 6 months prior to the certification expiration date. To get started, sign in with your ARN website username and password. IMPORTANT: Do NOT create a new account. If you do not know your username and/or password, please contact ARN at 800.229.7530 for assistance. If you create a new account, it will not be linked to your certification and you will not be able to access online renewal.
Changes to the Eligibility Criteria
Beginning January 1, 2019, the eligibility requirements for CRRN certification renewal have been revised. To renew, CRRNs must meet the following requirements at the time of application:
- Current, unrestricted RN licensure
- At least 1000 hours of rehabilitation nursing experience as an RN within the previous 5 years
- 60 points of credit that meet the published criteria (points of credit MUST be completed within the 5-year certification period, not after selected for audit)
Previously, renewing CRRNs needed to have two years of rehabilitation nursing practice within the five-year certification period; the number of hours was not a consideration. It is anticipated that this change will make it easier for CRRNs to maintain certification; particularly those who have transitioned in and out of rehabilitation nursing and may have returned to rehabilitation nursing less than two years before their expiration date.
It is important to remember that you do not need to count hours devoted to specific rehabilitation nursing tasks or roles. Rehabilitation nursing is a philosophy of care and is not limited to any specific setting or role. Regardless of the setting or role, if you are working with individuals with physical disability or chronic illness toward the restoration, maintenance, and promotion of optimal health—that is considered rehabilitation nursing.
While you still need a current, unrestricted RN license, 1000 hours of rehabilitation experience within the last five years, and 60 points of credit—you will no longer be required to list your activities on your application. Instead, you just need to attest that you've met the renewal requirements and verify your work experience.
Detailed Renewal Policies and Procedures are available for your reference.
2023 Deadlines & Fees*
Deadlines are based on the date of submission (online).
|Certification Expiration||Standard Application Deadline & Fee||Final Application Deadline & Fee||Dates to Earn Points|
|7/1/2018 to 6/30/2023|
|1/1/2019 to 12/31/2023|
*fees as of 12/28/2021
- Renewal fees are subject to change without notice.
- Refer to your certificate or the renewal chart if you have questions about your certification deadlines.
- ARN Membership is not required for CRRN certification, but if you would like to take advantage of the discount to members, your ARN membership must be current at the time of renewal.
CRRN Inactive Status
CRRN Inactive Status is intended to allow current or recently lapsed CRRNs who have experienced traumatic or life-altering events to delay the 5-year time-frame for completing renewal requirements. RNCB realizes that COVID-19 has placed a disproportionate burden on the nursing community. Please note that the COVID-19 public health crisis is a qualifying event for enacting inactive status. If you feel you might qualify for Inactive Status, please see the Inactive Status Application for further information.
CRRNs who have retired from the nursing profession may be eligible for CRRN-Retired status.
Share Your Passion
We'd love to hear why you became a CRRN or the value of certification to you, so that we can highlight your achievement and share your insights with those considering certification. To share your story, please fill out our quick online form.