Neonatal Therapy National Certification Re-certification

  • Re-certification is required every 5 years.
  • Re-certification must be completed prior to expiration of current certification period.
    • Failure to re-certify prior to the expiration date of the current certification period will result in non-certified status.  Those with non-certified status who wish to become certified will initiate the process again, including submitting an application and taking the certification examination.
  • Re-certification applicants will submit documentation to support the requirements for re-certification through their established applicant portal.
The requirements for re-certification which must be completed within a 5-year period:
  • Maintenance of professional credentialing,
  • Completion of a minimum of 2000 hours of NICU-related practice
    • May include NICU–related activities: direct patient care in the NICU, teaching, mentoring therapists seeking certification, conference presentations, professional education, publishing, research, NICU program development, leadership/boards/advisory teams related to the NICU, or developing /training/testing new products for NICU infants, families and/or neonatal therapists
  • 80 hours of continuing education related to NICU clinical practice
    • May include education given to others
  • Examination is not required for re-certification for those who have met the re-certification requirements
  • A re-certification fee (which will be the same as the application submission fee) will be required at the time the applicant completes his/her re-certification application.