FAQs

Q: What if I fail an exam?

We now offer 3 attempts to pass our exams! Tests are randomized each attempt per AANA guidelines. 

Q: What are the Core Modules?  When must they be completed? Do you offer the Core Modules?

A: The NBCRNA created the CPC  Program for CRNA recertification that now includes four core modules. For more details on the new CPC Program for Recertification created by the NBCRNA see https://www.nbcrna.com/continued-certification 

There are four mandatory core modules that must be completed during your four-year cycle. We offer all 4 modules! 

Importantly, you must complete each module (pass the test) during your four-year cycle to satisfy the NBCRNA requirement.  Contact the NBCRNA if you have questions regarding your re-certification window or when you should complete the modules.

The expiration date of each of our modules is as follows:

Airway 7/14/26       

(3 Class A CE Credits)

Anesthesia Technology 3/31/27

(2  Class A CE Credits)

Pharmacology 9/30/24

(6 Class A CE Credits)

Physiology & Pathophysiology 9/30/24

(6 Class A CE Credits)

The expiration date is required and set by the AANA for all prior-approved CE materials to allow for updating and review. As each expiration date arrives, we will already be in the process of ensuring each module will be renewed and a have new expiration date. As such, please be assured we will continue to offer the modules beyond the current expiration dates.

Q: Are the modules a test prep for the CPCA?  Will your modules guarantee that I pass the CPCA?

No. The core modules are NOT intended as a CPCA test prep. The core modules are a separate and distinct part of the NBCRNAs new CPC program but have no direct correlation to the assessment. 

 Per the NBCRNA,

"Although they may be helpful, Core Modules were not designed as a CPC Assessment (CPCA) preparation tool." (source https://www.nbcrna.com/continued-certification/core-modules)

Q: How many Pharmacology CE Credits are available on your website?

A: There are 42 Pharmacology CE Credits currently on our website. 

Volume 13 has 24 Pharmacology CE credits

Volume 12 has 6 Pharmacology CE credits

Volume 11 has 12 Pharmacology CE credits 

The articles designated pharmacology in each volume are as follows:

Volume 11 Pharmacology  (12 CE Credits)

Perioperative Opioid Administration (3 Pharmacology Credits)

Perioperative Management of Insomnia, Restless Legs, Narcolepsy, and Parasomnias (3 Pharmacology Credits)

Perioperative Diabetes Insipidus Caused by Anesthetic Medications: A Review of the Literature (2 Pharmacology Credits)

Benefits and Risks of Dexamethasone in Noncardiac Surgery (2 Pharmacology Credits)

Sugammadex and Neuromuscular Reversal: Special Focus on Neonatal and Infant Populations (2 Pharmacology Credits)

Volume 12 Pharmacology  (6 CE Credits)

Nonopioid Analgesics for the Perioperative Geriatric Patient (3 Pharmacology Credits)

Rescue Treatment of PONV: A Review of Current Clinical Evidence (2 Pharmacology Credits)

Sugammadex-Induced Bradycardia and Anaphylaxis and Proposed Mechanism for Adverse Events (3 Pharmacology Credits)

Volume 13 Pharmacology  (24 CE Credits)

Perioperative Considerations for Patients Exposed to Psychostimulants (3 Pharmacology Credits)

Polypharmacy in Older Surgical Patients (3 Pharmacology Credits)

Optimization of Patients with Chronic Pain and Previous Opioid Use Disorders (3 Pharmacology Credits)

Direct Oral Anticoagulants and their Antagonists in Perioperative Practice  (3 Pharmacology Credits)

TIVA vs Inhalation Anesthesia: How Do Outcomes Compare? (3 Pharmacology Credits)

Advances in Regional Anesthesia for Ambulatory Surgery (2 Pharmacology Credits)

Preoperative Optimization of Diabetes (2 Pharmacology Credits)

Perioperative Management for Complex Spine Fusion Surgery (2 Pharmacology Credits)

Clarifying the grey space of Sugammadex induced Bradycardia  (1 Pharmacology Credit)

Alternative Blood Products in Trauma (1 Pharmacology Credit)

Anesthetic Recommendations for Maternal and Fetal safety in Nonobstetric Surgerya Balancing Act (1 Pharmacology Credit)

 

Q: Can I retake a test or take a test more than once?

A: YES!

You have a maximum of three chances to pass each exam.

Q: I just finished my tests...will you send my credits to the AANA?
A: Yes. If you are an ACTIVE member of the AANA, we will report your earned credits to the AANA. We submit credits to the AANA DAILY! All credits earned in a day will be submitted the following day to the AANA.

Please note...If you are NOT an active member of the AANA, you must send a Certificate of Attendance on your own behalf directly to the NBCRNA.

Q: I am not an active AANA member. What should I do?
A: You must send a Certificate of Attendance on your own behalf directly to the NBCRNA. You are responsible for reporting your own credits to the NBCRNA. See the NBCRNA website for contact information. Certificates can be found in your individual profile once logged in to your account. The link is "View Certificates".

Q: How do I access the articles?
A: You must register and pay for access to see full articles. The titles of each article available on the website are under the "Articles" section accessible from the homepage.

Q: Are the CE credits on this website approved by the AANA?

A: Yes!

Volume 11 - This program is prior approved by the American Association of Nurse Anesthesiology: AANA Code Number #1042138, Expiration Date 5/29/2025. 35.00 Class A CE credits. 

Volume 12 - This program is prior approved by the American Association of Nurse Anesthesiology: AANA Code Number #1043248, Expiration Date 4/30/2026. 25.00 Class A CE credits.

Volume 13 - This program is prior approved by the American Association of Nurse Anesthesiology: AANA Code Number #1044340, Expiration Date 5/14/2027. 45.00 Class A CE credits. 

Q: When will I receive my Certificate of Attendance?

A: Certificates are automatically generated upon successful completion of each exam (passing grade = 80% or greater). Each certificate may be accessed in your profile. After logging in, under the heading User Account, select the link that says “View Certificates” - to view your available certificates. 

Per AANA Continuing Education Department guidelines for Class A CE Credits, CRNAs are required to fill out an evaluation for each article before they receive a Certificate of Attendance 

Q: When do my credits expire? How long do I have to take my tests?

A: The day your credits expire depends on the Volume you purchase.

The entirety of Volume 13 is available from May 15, 2024 until May 14, 2027. This means that all exams MUST be completed before midnight EST on May 14, 2027. All exams, and therefore all credits, associated with volume 10 expire at midnight EST on May 14, 2027. No matter when the articles (and corresponding exams) are purchased, exams cannot be taken after May 14, 2027.

The entirety of Volume 12 is available from May 2023 until April 30, 2026. This means that all exams MUST be completed before midnight EST on April 30, 2026. All exams, and therefore all credits, associated with volume 12 expire at midnight EST on April 30, 2026. No matter when the articles (and corresponding exams) are purchased, exams cannot be taken after April 30, 2026.

The entirety of Volume 11 is available from May 2022 until May 29, 2025. This means that all exams MUST be completed before midnight EST on May 29, 2025. All exams, and therefore all credits, associated with volume 11 expire at midnight EST on May 29, 2025. No matter when the articles (and corresponding exams) are purchased, exams cannot be taken after May 29, 2025.

Q: Is it possible to check answers before submitting an exam?

A: No.

According to AANA guidelines, Providers of Independent Study Material are not allowed to provide answers to exams before the deadline of course expiration.

Q: Is this a subscription service?

A: No.

This is a pay as you go service for CRNAs in need of CE credits. Registration is used for billing and transmission of credit notification to AANA. You are not enrolled in any service. You are purchasing access to educational articles of the highest quality that are prior-approved by the AANA for CE credit.

Q: Can I choose which articles I want to read?
A: Yes!

We have a total of 43 articles over three volumes (V11=15; V12=11; V13=17) currently available for purchase. If you are in need of only a few credits and do not need an entire volume, simply select only those articles you want for credit. You may buy any article from any volume at any time.

Q: How do I access my receipt?
A: As soon as you purchase from our site a confirmation email with details of your purchase is immediately sent to the email account provided. In addition, a separate receipt is automatically generated and stored on your profile page. You can access receipts by selecting the "View Receipts" link from your dashboard once you have logged in. 
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