Professional Growth Program (PGP)

Only current certificants are eligible for recertification. You must be currently licensed as a Registered Nurse. A copy of your current license must be submitted with your information.

NOTE: To recertify WOC - AP credentials the requirements are different than this PGP for WOC recertification. Please click on the link below to access the portfolio information for recertification of an -AP credential:

It is not permissible to recertify through the Professional Growth Program (PGP) if you first fail the examinations for that recertification cycle.

PGP Process

  1. You may submit a PGP portfolio up to 6 months but no later than 3 months prior to current credentials expiration
  2. Create an online account at:
  3. Access your account any time continually adding activities/projects
  4. Portfolio is reviewed for content and approved by PGP Committee
  5. If approved, recertification is granted
  6. If revisions are required You are LIMITED to 2 resubmissions (initial plus 2 revisions)
  7. If a portfolio is not approved after the resubmissions, it is a failed portfolio
  8. Failed PGP candidates must recertify via examination and submit an exam application and fees (All of this must be completed prior to credentials expiring)
NOTE: You may not have first failed the examination for the current recertification period.
NOTE: Candidates with multiple specialties may select to PGP or Exam for each specialty. This is indicated at the time of portfolio submission and is considered "combination recertification".

PGP Resources

The Value of Certification Nurses
The Value of Certification Administrators
The Value of Certification Consumers