To reactivate certification within two years after expiration:
If a certificant failed to recertify by their expiration date their certification has lapsed, they may submit their recertification package up to 2 years after expiration and request reactivation of certification. All requirements for reactivation/recertification must have been met during the 3 year period prior to the date of application.
To reactivate certification more than 2 years after expiration:
Reactivation is still possible. Individuals must test.
DNC Reactivation Fee
- DNA member $175
- Non DNA member $250
DCNP Reactivation Fee
- DNA member $240
- Non DNA Member $315
The same application for recertification applies. In addition, the applicant understands that the reactivation option for the DNC or DCNP credential can only be used once.
Download the Reactivation Application  (PDF)