The Dermatology Nurses' Association
Nurses serving nurses for more than 30 years!

Recertification Requirements

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 recertification 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.

Recertification candidates must also pay recertification fees, and must meet one of the following criteria:

  1. Successful completion of the certification examination prior to certification expiration.
  2. Submission of completed application for recertification through continuing education prior to certification expiration.

DNC Recertification Packet (pdf)
DNC Recertification Packet (Word)