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.
The ALNCCB Recertification Program requires that the candidate update their knowledge and skills that reflect continuing competence as definded by the ongoing commitment of a registered nurse to integrate and apply the knowledge, skills, and judgement with the attitudes, values, and beliefs required to practice safely, effectively, and ethically in a designated role, patient population and/or setting .
2022 Re-certification Statistics
The percentage of LNCCs seeking recertification in 2022 was 51%. Of the 87 eligible to recertify in 2022, 44 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. This information is also referenced in the Recertification Handbook:
- 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
A legal nurse consulting specific contact hour should provide a knowledge or skill that is essential to practicing as a legal nurse consulting. The information imparted should enable the legal nurse consultant to function effectively as a legal nurse consultant in a variety of practice settings.
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.
Insufficient Contact Hours
If it is determined that insufficient contact hours were submitted the candidates will be notified. If it is prior to October 31, the candidate will be allowed to earn additional contact hours to meet all requirements.
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.
Review and appeal:
A review process and an appeal procedure are available for candidates whose applications for recertification by contact hours have been denied or for those whose certifications have been revoked. Please contact AALNC headquarters for more information regarding the process and polices for review and appeals.
For additional information on the recertification process please contact ALNCCB Headquarters at 877/402-2562 or at email@example.com.