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.
To apply for RNFA certification, click the “Login” link at the top of this page, then click the orange “Register as an Applicant” button to create your online account. After you create your account, you will have access to the online RNAS-C or CRNFA certification application.
These guides includes handy checklists to check your eligibility and gather your documents before you apply.