Certification - Canada & US

CANADIAN CERTIFICATION

For information on Canadian Certification, please click on this link for the Canadian Nurses Association
http://www.cna-aiic.ca/en/professional-development/specialty-certification/

PLANNING TO CERTIFY OR RE-CERTIFY?

Read this information from the Canadian Nurses Association

Certification study group available:

Check on a regular basis the list of study groups available by CNA under the following link:

http://www.nurseone.ca/Default.aspx?portlet=StaticHtmlViewerPortlet&plang=1&ptnme=resources Exam Study Groups

CNA Certification mentor

Consult with a CNA Certification mentor in your specialty. All mentors are certified nurses in their specialty and they are resources for the candidates. Click on the following link: 

http://www.nurseone.ca/Default.aspx?portlet=StaticHtmlViewerPortlet&plang=1&ptnme=resources Mentorship Program

CNA Certification webinar

View Certification webinar which will be talking about the preparation to the certification exam, you can register under this web link: http://www.cna-aiic.ca/en/perfectionnement-professionnel/cna-webinar-series

US CERTIFICATION
For US certification, please click on this link for the American Board for Occupational Health Nurses 
http://www.abohn.org/

REQUIREMENTS FOR CONTINUOUS LEARNING HOURS FOR COHN(C)

Requirements for the Documentation of Continuous Learning Hours

Each learning activity listed on the form MUST INCLUDE THE COMPETENCY NUMBER (based on the COHN(C) list of competencies).

This list of competencies is found on the CNA website:

http://www.nurseone.ca/Default.aspx?portlet=StaticHtmlViewerPortlet&&ptdi=583

Scroll down and Select "Competencies” under "Occupational Health Nursing” and then scroll down to page 8

OR

Link directly to the link below and scroll down to page 8:

http://www.nurseone.ca/docs/NurseOne/Certification/Occupational_Health_Exam_Blueprint_Specialty_Competencies_2013_e.pdf#page=8

Print this list and retain it for your information to ensure any continuous learning you undertake is assigned a competency number.

Example of assigning a competency number:

If you take an Audiometry course and have to assign a competency number, on page 12 of the competencies document you will find Audiometry listed as #3.2.3.c. This is the competency number you will enter on your certification or re-certification form.

It is a good idea to assign the competency number when you take the course, rather than wait until you are certifying/re-certifying. Keep your records up-to-date to avoid last minute stress.

Questions? For further clarification please contact the Occupational Health Nursing Certification Coordinator at the CNA at 1-800-361-8404 or Email: certification@cna-aiic.ca.