Each certification granted by the Dermatology Nursing Certification Board (DNCB) is valid for a three-year period. Expiration of certification shall occur uniformly on December 31. Candidates for re-certification must meet eligibility requirements for certification: 1) Hold a current and unrestricted license as a registered nurse in the U.S., Canada, or a country approved by C-NET for the first certification test; 2) Have a minimum of two years of dermatology nursing experience as an RN.
Re-certification candidates must also pay re-certification fees, and must meet one of the following criteria:
- Successful completion of the certification examination prior to certification expiration.
- Submission of completed application for re-certification through continuing education prior to certification expiration.