CCHP-RN Recertification

Certification is valid for one year. All CCHP-RN holders must apply for recertification annually. You will no longer need to apply for recertification for the basic CCHP program.


Online. Receive immediate confirmation of your recertification when you recertify using our online system.

Mail or Fax. An additional $15 processing fee is required. Please allow four weeks to process your application. Complete, sign and submit the recertification form (PDF), along with your payment.


  • Completion of at least 18 nursing contact hours*, with 6 specific to correctional health care
    *Any activity approved by an accredited nursing education provider (e.g., ANCC, NCCHC)
  • Attestation that RN license is in good standing
  • Payment of recertification fee (covers both CCHP and CCHP-RN certification)
    Recertification requirements must be completed prior to the expiration date. Requests for an extension (up to 30 days) must be submitted in writing (by email, mail or fax).

CCHP-RN certification may be reinstated within one year upon submission of the required elements and an administrative reinstatement fee. If certification has lapsed for more than one year, you must submit a new application and complete all of the application requirements. All information supplied for recertification is subject to audit.


A fee of $100 must accompany your application. For online recertification, payment is made by credit card. If mailing or faxing the application, payment is made by check, money order or credit card and requires a $15 processing fee. Applications submitted after the deadline must add a $25 late fee. Purchase orders are not accepted.