Recertification (Cycle Year 5)

Recertification 

To maintain "Active" COHN/COHN-S and CM statuses, recertification is required every 5 years.  
 
Recertification eligibility criteria includes:
 
  • Active, unrestricted licensure as a registered nurse (RN), or an international equivalent:
  • 3,000 hours of occupational health nursing practice (work experience) completed in the previous 5 years.
    • ABOHN certifications reflect a nurse practicing at or above proficient level. OHN work experience is required for the nurse to maintain proficient or above status.
  • 50 Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) contact hours related to occupational health practice.
    • Contact hours are representative of continual growth. ABOHN's current requirement for 50 hours is based on 10 hours per year; bench marked across other nursing specialties, state licenses, and other certification boards.

 Additional recertification requirements for the Case Management credential are:

  • 10 Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) contact hours related to occupational health case management practice.
    • Contact hours are representative of continual growth. ABOHN's current requirement is based on 10 hours per year; bench marked across other nursing specialties, state licenses, and other certification boards.
For additional information and alternatives to required hours and education, please download the Recertification Handbook.