How to renew your CEN by CEU’s Your CEN certification must be renewed every 4 years. BCEN® generally recommends you begin the recertification process at least 3 to 4 months before your certification expires If your current certification expires after 12/31/2016, you must adhere to the new CE requirements, as follows: A total of 50 of 100 contact hours must come from accredited sources. Only the online recertification application form accessible via your BCEN Account will be accepted. The paper-based recertification application form cannot be used and will not be accepted. Tracking Your CEs Each time you take a course or in-service, you should receive a certificate with the number of contact hours given for the lecture or presentation. Keep these certificates or cards, as they will be handy when you need to renew your CEN certification, and you can easily enter them in the Recertification by Contact Hours log. For CE to be eligible to use for recertification, it must have occurred during the 4 years of your certification. You will also need the certificates/cards in case you are randomly audited. BCEN's policy is to randomly audit 10% of recertification by CE applications on an on-going basis. It's easy to keep track of your CEs using the online CE Recertification Log located in your BCEN Account. Enter them as you go along, or all at one time. You will need your BCEN login and password to do this. Log onto the following website or type in BCEN https://www.bcencertifications.org Click on the Recertify tab Select CEN To recertify Select Application on the left navigation bar, Select an application form for the appropriate recertification method, Click on INPROCESS forms tab Select: CEN-RO by CE: CE log and application Click on the “blue” edit Click on the “blue” add activity Now you need to select the type of activity completed: Clinical-Academics (Clinical) Clinical-Continuing Education Courses (Clinical) Clinical-Item Writing (Clinical) Clinical-Preceptorship (Clinical) Clinical-Presentations/Lectures (Clinical) Clinical-Publications (Clinical) Other-Academia (related to CEN) Other-Continuing Education Courses (related to CEN) Other-Item Writing (related to CEN) Other-Preceptorship (related to CEN) Other-Presentations/lectures (related to CEN) Other-Publications (related to CEN) Click on the “+” sign to the far right of the type of activity you want to add This will open the activity that you want to record. Once you add the event, reminder to “Save” before closing the activity Keep doing this until you have completed all the CEUs that you need. Put a check in each box in front of the activities that you added and then at the bottom click on “ADD to form” Now time to submit your CEU’s and pay for the CEN Log onto the BCEN website https://www.bcencertifications.org Click on the Recertify tab Select CEN Select Application on the left navigation bar, Select an application form for the appropriate recertification method, Click on INPROCESS forms tab Select: CEN-RO by CE: CE log and application Click on the “blue” edit Scroll down to down of the events that you have recorded into your record. You will see the total of the CEU’s that you have added. Click on “submit form” Now follow the directions to pay for your CEN Congratulations you have recertified your CEN for 4 years. You can submit this form several months before you are due to expire and the date will be your original date of passing the written exam.
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