*New! The American Legal Nurse Consultant Certification Board recently approved a universal recertification date of October 31. If your certification expires in March, April or May in a given year, your new recertification date is October 31. Read the press release for more information.

    Certification Renewal Information

    Maintaining your LNCC® certification is an investment in one of your most important assets: your professional credibility. You may renew certification either by examination or a contact hour system.

    The goal of the contact hour renewal system is for the LNCC® to pursue activities that will enhance his or her practice of legal nurse consulting and build upon the base level of knowledge demonstrated for initial certification.

    Eligibility Criteria

    To renew certification, LNCCs must:

    1. Have a current, unrestricted RN license
    2. Have evidence of 2000 hours of legal nurse consulting practice within the 5 years prior to renewal, at the time of application
    3. Complete one of the following: 
      1. Submit 60 contact hours that meet the published criteria
      2. Pass the LNCC certification examination


    • AALNC Members: $325 
    • Non-members: $425 

     Applications submitted after the deadline and before or on the extended deadline must include a late fee of $100.

    Recertification & Contact Hour Information

    If you passed the exam or recertified in… Your certification will expire on… The application deadline date is… The extended deadline date is…($100 late fee applies) You may use contact hours earned between…
    March, April or
    May 2013
    October 31, 2018 October 5, 2018 October 26, 2018 March 5, 2013 - 
    October 5, 2018 

    Acceptable Contact Hours

    You may earn contact hours for continuing education, academic coursework, presentations, or publications. You may use any combination of contact hours, provided the criteria are met for each method and you have completed a minimum of 60 contact hours. Click here to view the list of eligible activities and criteria for recertification credit.


    Renewal applications must be submitted to the ALNCCB no later than the dates listed above. Submitting the application after the original deadline requires an additional $100 fee. Applications submitted past the late expiration date are considered past deadline and will not be accepted. Certification may be regained only by re-taking and passing the LNCC® examination.

    A certificant who fails to meet the provisions is no longer considered certified and must cease using the certification credential and any merchandise representative of having achieved certification.

    The LNCC Online Recertification Form will be available March 1, 2018.