CNOR® Recertification

Resources for AORN Members

AORN Supports Your CNOR Recertification

Did You Know: AORN is an approved accredited provider of points/contact hours required by CCI* for your CNOR recertification and offers various ways you can earn these points.

AORN’s trusted perioperative education and resources help keep you current on evidence-based practice and improve safe patient care.

AORN Recertification Resources

AORN members can access more than 200 complimentary CNE CHs through AORN Journal CNE articles, AORN webinars, AORN Expo posters, and select courses. Maximum of 100 points (50 contact hours = 100 points) AORN is always looking for new authors to contribute to the AORN Journal. Provides an outlet to improve patient care, educate your colleagues, and continue your professional and personal growth. Maximum of 150 Points

Do you have a passion for safe surgery and valuable insights to share with the perioperative community? Present either a podium presentation or poster at AORN Global Surgical Conference & Expo. Maximum of 150 Points

Deepen your commitment to the perioperative profession by volunteering for an AORN task force or committee. Maximum of 150 Points AORN is a collaborative partner of CCI, which includes three AORN educational webinars. Visit CCI’s store to access. Maximum of 100 Points AORN’s Member Mentor Program is a members-only benefit designed to initiate career-long connections to help nurture professional and personal development. Maximum of 100 Points


AORN does not administer the initial CNOR certification or the CNOR recertification credential. If you need more information on how to recertify, as well as more information on rules and requirements for points, visit or contact the Competency & Credentialing Institute (CCI), the credentialing body for the CNOR credential.

Accreditation & Disclaimer

Association of perioperative Registered Nurses (AORN) is accredited with distinction as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

AORN is provider-approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 13019. Check with your state board of nursing for acceptability of education sessions for re-licensure.

CNOR® is a registered trademark of the Competency and Credentialing Institute (CCI). All rights reserved. CCI administers the CNOR® exam. Candidates for the CNOR® exam must meet the eligibility requirements as defined by CCI.