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Updated May 26, 2021

CRNFA Professional Portfolio

What is the CRNFA Professional Portfolio?
The CRNFA Professional Portfolio is the new certification method for CRNFA certification. It allows the RNFA to demonstrate their knowledge and skills as an RNFA without sitting for a high-stakes exam.

What will happen to the CRNFA exam?
The exam was discontinued at the end of 2020.

I have turned in my completed portfolio. When will I get my results?
Due to the response to the new portfolio, we currently have a large number of portfolios to review. Our goal is to notify you of your results within one month of submittal.

What happens if I don’t pass?
If you don’t pass, you will be given general comments and you will have the opportunity to revise your documents and resubmit. If your second submittal doesn’t pass, you will need to reapply, pay the fees, and start over.

I have been certified for years. Will this affect my recertification?
The vast majority of active CRNFAs recertify by contact hours or points. Those methods have not changed. NASC no longer offers recertification by exam.

Logging into your NASC account

How do I log into my NASC account?
Go to our website at and click the Login link at the top of the page.
If you are an existing RNAS-C or CRNFA certificant: You already have an account using the email address we have on file for you. Click the orange “Request a Password” button to set your password.
If you are a new RNAS-C or CRNFA applicant: Click the orange “Register as an Applicant” button to create an account.

Can I print my RNAS-C or CRNFA certificate?
Yes. Log into your account and click the “My Account” link at the top of the page. On your account page, click “Download Certificate”

Can I complete my certification or recertification application online?
Yes. When you log into your account, you will have the option to work on your application. Your application will be automatically saved when you log out.

Logging your contact hours (CEs)

Can I enter my contact hours on the NASC website?
Yes. Go to our website at and click the Login link at the top of the page.

If I continue to enter my CEs on the CCI website will they be transferred over?
No. You should be entering your CEs only on the NASC website.

Do I need to upload the certificates when I log my CEs?
Not unless your application is randomly selected for audit. However, we recommend uploading your certificates as you go. They will be stored in your Library, and can be accessed any time. If your application is selected for audit, the uploads will already be completed.

Will my AORN contact hours automatically show up on the NASC website?
No, we don’t have that functionality. However, you can log all of your AORN contact hours in one entry by attaching your AORN transcript. You do not need to enter each AORN activity separately.