The certification body for RNFAs is the National Assistant at Surgery Certification (NASC). To become certified as an RNFA you must:
Note: RNAS-C is a 3-year certification. If you have recently completed an RNFA program, you may consider applying for RNAS-C now. Then you will be certified for 3 years as you earn the 2,000 hours required for CRNFA certification.
Note: CRNFA is a 5-year certification. If you hold CNOR, your CNOR will automatically be renewed when you earn your CRNFA certification. When you renew your CRNFA, your CNOR will automatically be renewed with no extra expense or effort on your part.
NASC currently offers two methods to apply for RNFA certification. You may 1) Download a paper application and return the completed application to NASC by email, fax, or mail OR 2) Complete an application online.