Recertification

Recertification
  • Those who fulfill the requirements of neonatal therapy certification will earn the credentials of Certified Neonatal Therapist: CNT.
  • Certification is valid for 5 years.
  • CNTs must apply for recertification prior to expiration of CNT designation. CNTs seeking recertification must demonstrate professional credentialing, have accrued 2000 NICU-related practice hours, and obtained 60 hours of NICU-related professional education within the 5-year period of certification. A recertification fee, currently $350, must also be submitted. Examination is not required for recertification for those who submit 2000 NICU-related practice hours and 60 hours of professional education related to NICU clinical practice.
    Retaking the certification exam is an option for those who do not submit 2000 NICU-related practice hours and 60 hours of professional NICU-related education.
    Click here to read more about recertification.
  • Please set up an account with Prolydian at your earliest convenience to support your process toward recertification.
  • Recertification application cycles are bi-annual, January 1st-March 31st and July 1st-September 30th , depending on when your certification expires. 

If your certification expires January-June, you will need to apply for recertification between January 1st and March 31st of that year. If your certification expires July-December, you will need to apply for recertification between July 1st and September 30th of that year. 

Expiration dates will be moved to bi-annual dates of June 30th or December 31st.

  • Your certification will remain valid until you hear back from the NTCB provided you applied during the corresponding application period.
  • There are two pathways for recertification, clinical hours and education or retaking the exam. The clinical hours and education option includes NICU-related hours. Please see Recertification Requirements for more information.
  • The NTCB will notify you within 90 days of your application.
  • You can update your contact information by logging into your NTCB profile.
  • If you are planning to return to NICU or NICU-related practice at any point in the future, you should maintain your CNT. Retired status is only for those who are retiring and do not anticipate returning to NICU or NICU-related practice at any point in the future.
 
 
  • Yes, you are only eligible to apply for CNT-Retired if your status is current.