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.

DNS-CT Recertification

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 retake 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.

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QCP Recertification

Recertification is available to individuals who have already earned their QCP certification. To maintain your QCP certification, you must recertify every four years by:

  • Submitting a recertification application 
  • Completing and maintaining 100 CE hours
    • All hours must have been earned within the last four years
    • At least 15 hours must be in QAPI or quality improvement areas
    • The remaining 85 hours can be for any healthcare-approved CE that meets licensure requirements (for a total of 100 hours)

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 QCP credential. If you choose to recertify after the 30-day grace period, you will be required to retake and pass the QCP certification exam.

Purchase Application

Ready to recertify?

Click here to go to the Proof of CEs page to submit your application.