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.
2021 Re-certification Statistics
The percentage of LNCCs seeking recertification in 2021 was 67%. Of the 100 eligible to recertify in 2021, 67 LNCCs renewed their certification.
To renew certification, LNCCs must recertify every 5 years from their initial certification date or recertification due date, and meet the criteria below:
- Have a current, unrestricted RN license
- Have evidence of 2000 hours of legal nurse consulting practice within the 5 years prior to renewal, at the time of application
- Complete one of the following:
- Submit 60 contact hours that meet the published criteria
- Pass the LNCC certification examination
AALNC Members: $325
Acceptable Contact Hours
You may earn contact hours from continuing education, academic coursework, presentations, publications and AALNC/ALNCCB volunteer roles. You may use any combination of contact hours for a total 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. Applications submitted after the deadline, between November 1 - November 15, must include an extended deadline late fee of $100. Applications submitted past the extended deadline 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.
Click here to access and complete the LNCC Online Recertification Application.
For additional information on the recertification process please contact ALNCCB Headquarters at 877/402-2562 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.