All UCNS certifications are continuous beginning with the date of issuance when the maintenance of certification (MOC) requirements for continuous certification (C-cert) are met. The UCNS Board has adopted a policy setting forth requirements that must be met by all diplomates to maintain their C-cert. This policy applies to all current and future diplomates.
Diplomates will have three attempts to pass the annual C-cert quiz. Any diplomate who fails a C-cert quiz may re-take the quiz two additional times in the same year. If a Diplomate should fail the third attempt, their certification status will change to “Certified – Not Meeting Requirements.” Diplomates will be provided three more attempt in the following year after failing the previous year. If a diplomate does not pass the quiz in the following year after three attempts they are no longer certified. Certification may be regained through passage of the certification examination.
Beginning in 2020, diplomates who do not complete all MOC requirements for C-cert by December 31 of each year will be considered “Certified – Not Meeting Requirements.” Certification status will be updated to “Certified – Meeting Requirements” when all outstanding MOC requirements for C-cert are met, unless there is failure to meet the MOC requirements for C-cert as defined in the policy. Diplomates who do not complete MOC requirements for C-cert for two consecutive years will no longer be certified and must take and pass the certification examination in order to regain their certification.
UCNS certification is not transferable and may only be maintained by meeting the MOC requirements for C-cert set forth in UCNS certification policies.
Bryan Hagerla, Continuous Certification Manager