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FAQs: Accreditation vs. Certification

What Is Certification?
Please Note: Accreditation applies to organizations. Certification applies to individuals. Questions about continuing education (CE) requirements for nursing certification should be addressed to ANCC Certification Program at or 1.800.284.2378.

Learn more at the ANCC Certification Center

State CE Req for Licensure

Can CE Be Used for License or Certification Renewal?
Contact the appropriate licensing or certifying body. For questions about ANCC certification please visit the ANCC Certification Center or address questions to or 1.800.284.2378.

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