AADNS Recertification Programs

Your certifications from AADNS indicate that you are a leader in the post-acute and long-term care field. AADNS helps you remain up-to-date on any changes that may be relevant to you and your staff by offering recertifications for both the DNS-CT and QCP certifications.

Ready to recertify?

    Click here to go to the Proof of CEs page to complete your recertification application with your CE submission form.     


DNS-CT Recertification - COMING this FALL

Recertification Requirements

Recertification is available to individuals who have already earned their DNS-CT certification. To maintain your DNS-CT certification, you must recertify every two years. The current recertification requirements include taking and passing the exam for the following course:

  • DNS-CT Recertification Course (2.5 CEs)

Following completion of the course, you will be able to: 

  • Highlight the dynamic and complex nature of the healthcare system 
  • Explain the impact on the SNF DNS role related to regulatory, reimbursement, and quality issues 
  • Review core competencies of the DNS role within a SNF 

If you do not meet the recertification requirements within 30 days after the expiration date of your certification, you will no longer be entitled to use the DNS-CT credential. If you choose to recertify after the 30-day grace period, you will be required to take and pass the final exams for the complete 10-course DNS-CT certification program.

Course Format

AADNS provides an Online Course Plus PDF - Complete the course and final exam online and print a PDF of the course manual for future reference.

QCP Recertification - COMING this FALL

To maintain your QCP certification, you must recertify every two years by:

  • Submitting a recertification application
  • Completing and maintaining 100 CE hours