Infusion Nurses Certification Corporation
Frequently Asked Questions
I do not know anything about the CRNI® certification program but would like to learn more. How I can become CRNI® certified?
To help you unpack the CRNI® certification process, download a complimentary copy of the latest CRNI® Exam Handbook. This will give you comprehensive breakdown of the exam, study materials, recertification process and more! Download your copy here.
I have been a nurse working with IV's for years. Am I eligible to take the CRNI® exam?
Examples may include, but are not limited to:
- Daily assessment and care of peripheral and central vascular access devices
- Administration of medications by venous access, such as: I.V. antibiotics, hydration, biologic therapies, parenteral nutrition and others
- I.V. therapy – product evaluation, policy and procedure development, quality improvement, education
I am an active CRNI® and I was granted a digital badge, but I cannot find my welcome email. How can I log into BadgeCert and activate my new badge?
I am an active CRNI® looking for resources to help me explain the importance of my CRNI® credential to my employer, for support. Where can I find tools and resources to help me?
What is the difference between an INS membership fee and a CRNI® recertification application fee?
When you pay INS membership fees, you become an official member of Infusion Nurses Society (INS) and gain access to the many membership benefits. When you pay your CRNI® recertification application fee on the final year of your certification cycle, you are renewing your CRNI® credential, which expires every three years.
Do I really need to pay a CRNI® recertification fee? Why?
Yes, maintaining your CRNI® credential does incur a cost. The CRNI® is a professional certification program that requires investment in the development of activities and materials that you can use to maintain a high-level of expertise in the infusion nursing specialty. This is important, because the process of recertification assures your employer that you are engaging in continuing education to stay informed on current trends and best practice as an infusion nurse.
What is the difference between INS Meeting Recertification Units (RUs) and non-INS Meeting Recertification Units?
The other 10 RUs can be obtained through a variety of options, such as INS’ popular webinars, which are available in the INS LEARNING CENTER for free, for INS members. For your convenience, a list of non-INS Meeting options are unshaded in INCC’s RU Option chart here.
I believe I’ve been acquiring Recertification Units (RUs) but I cannot see them in my certification profile. Why?
- Accounted for all 40 RUs required for CRNI® recertification
- Completed and submitted a recertification application with your recertification fee
Once you have submitted your RUs for approval, they will be reviewed by an INCC staff member and they will be added to your record. Please note: RUs are approved in the order they are received.
How do I upload external Recertification Units (RUs not obtained from an onsite INS meeting) to my certification profile?
I have 40 Recertification Units (RUs). What do I do next?
*RUs submitted are reviewed by an INCC staff member and approved in the order they are received.
The Infusion Nurses Society (INS) is an international nonprofit organization representing infusion nurses and other clinicians who are engaged in the specialty practice of infusion therapy.
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