DCNP Reactivation Procedure

To reactivate certification within two years after expiration:

If a certified nurse fails to re-certified allowing their certification to lapse, they have up to two (2) years from expiration to submit a re-certification packet requesting reactivation of certification. All requirements for reactivation/re-certification 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 Recertification Fee

  • DNA member $175
  • Non DNA member $250

DCNP Reactivation Fee

  • DNA member $240
  • Non DNA Member $315

Application Process

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)