Q: What if I fail an exam?
We now offer 3 attempts to pass our exams! Beginning in September of 2020, we now are able to offer 3 testing attempts. This is a welcome change that we have heard many of you ask for. 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:
Anesthesia Technology 5/14/23
Physiology & Pathophysiology 9/30/23
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?
Q: How many Pharmacology CE Credits are available on your website?
A: There are 47 Pharmacology CE Credits currently on our website.
Volume 10 has 26 Pharmacology CE credits
Volume 9 has 3 Pharmacology CE credits
Volume 8 has 18 Pharmacology CE credits
The articles designated pharmacology in each volume are as follows:
Volume 10 Pharmacology (26 CE Credits)
Opioid-free and Opioid-sparing Anesthesia (3 Pharmacology Credits)
Practicalities of TIVA and Target-controlled Infusion in Children (3 Pharmacology Credits)
Procedural Sedation in the Morbidly Obese: Implications, Complications, and Management (3 Pharmacology Credits)
Opioid Prescribing Patterns at Discharge for Surgical Patients (3 Pharmacology Credits)
Optimal Pain Management for Cesarean Delivery (3 Pharmacology Credits)
Reversal of Vasodilatory Shock: Current Perspectives on Conventional, Rescue, and Emerging Vasoactive Agents for the Treatment of Shock (3 Pharmacology Credits)
What Does a Red Meat Allergy Have to Do With Anesthesia? Perioperative Management of Alpha-Gal Syndrome (3 Pharmacology Credits)
Four-factor Prothrombin Complex Concentrate for the Management of Patients Receiving Direct Oral Activated
Factor X Inhibitors (2 Pharmacology Credits)
Perioperative Management of Oral Glucose-lowering Drugs in the Patient with Type 2 Diabetes (2 Pharmacology Credits)
A Comprehensive Update on Aspirin Management During Noncardiac Surgery (1 Pharmacology Credits)
Volume 9 Pharmacology (3 CE Credits)
The Patient with Substance Use Disorder (3 Pharmacology Credits)
Volume 8 Pharmacology (18 CE Credits)
Opioid Use Disorders: Perioperative Management of a Special Population (3 Pharmacology Credits)
Reversal of Anticoagulation: Therapeutic Advances and Clinical Guidelines (3 Pharmacology Credits)
Management of Chronic Pain in the Elderly: A Review of Current and Upcoming Novel Therapeutics (3 Pharmacology Credits)
The Science of Local Anesthesia: Basic Research, Clinical Application, and Future Directions (2 Pharmacology Credits)
Ketamine for Pain Management (2 Pharmacology Credits)
Therapeutic Advances in the Perioperative Period for Older Adults (2 Pharmacology Credits)
Soft Drug Strategies in Anesthesiology (1 Pharmacology Credit)
Novel analgesics in ambulatory surgical patients (1 Pharmacology Credit)
Anesthesia and Analgesia for Gynecological Surgery (1 Pharmacology Credit)
Q: Can I retake a test or take a test more than once?
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?
Volume 8 - This program is prior approved by the American Association of Nurse Anesthesiology: AANA Code #1037771, Expiration Date 5/29/22, 35 Class A CE Credits.
Volume 9 - This program is prior approved by the American Association of Nurse Anesthesiology: AANA Code Number #1039073, Expiration Date 4/30/2023. 25.00 Class A CE credits.
Volume 10 - This program is prior approved by the American Association of Nurse Anesthesiology: AANA Code Number #1040613, Expiration Date 5/14/2024. 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 10 is available from May 15, 2021 until May 14, 2024. This means that all exams MUST be completed before midnight EST on May 14, 2021. All exams, and therefore all credits, associated with volume 10 expire at midnight EST on May 14, 2024. No matter when the articles (and corresponding exams) are purchased, exams cannot be taken after May 14, 2024.
The entirety of Volume 9 is available from May 2020 until April 30, 2023. This means that all exams MUST be completed before midnight EST on April 30, 2023. All exams, and therefore all credits, associated with volume 9 expire at midnight EST on April 30, 2023. No matter when the articles (and corresponding exams) are purchased, exams cannot be taken after April 30, 2023.
The entirety of Volume 8 is available from June 2019 until May 29, 2022. This means that all exams MUST be completed before midnight EST on May 29, 2022. All exams, and therefore all credits, associated with volume 8 expire at midnight EST on May 29, 2022. No matter when the articles (and corresponding exams) are purchased, exams cannot be taken after May 29, 2022.
Q: Is it possible to check answers before submitting an exam?
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?
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?
We have a total of 48 articles over three volumes (v10=17; v8=20; v9=11) 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.
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.