Renew Your Certification

What Does the CMSRN Recertification Process Look Like?

The Certified Medical-Surgical Registered Nurse (CMSRN®) is valid for five years. Maintaining your credentials reaffirms your credibility. To ensure you're not stressing in the last month of your eligibility period, begin planning for recertification soon after becoming certified. Here is a step-by-step guide to recertification!


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On October 30, 2020, MSNCB transferred the Care Coordination and Transition Management (CCCTM) certification program to the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).

If you hold an active CCCTM certification and are renewing, are interested in the CCCTM certification, or looking to verify CCCTM credentials, please visit the ANCC website. You may also contact ANCC at for more information

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Contact Hours Guide

View the Contact Hours Guide for an easy-to-read explanation of all the activities you can earn contact hours for. We also have a printable version.

CMSRN Certification Handbook

The CMSRN Certification Handbook has all the information you need about CMSRN recertification methods.

CMSRN Certification Policies

The CMSRN Certification Policies document contains all policies relevant to applicants, candidates, and certificants of the CMSRN.

Please visit the Help Center with any questions you may have about Certification.

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