The CNLCP® Certification Board is comprised of up to eight Registered Nurses, specializing in the field of life care planning, and who have earned the designation of Certified Nurse Life Care Planner (CNLCP®), as well as one public member with an interest in the field.

This oversight includes, but is not limited to, certification and re-certification of nurse life care planners and quality assurance of the certification examination, the later of which includes item writing and test content development, consistent with evidence based specialty standards for nurse life care planning.

The CNLCP® Certification Board
Certification
Accreditation
  • Recognizes nurses who maintain continued levels of competency as a certified nurse life care planner.
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    Ensures that all decisions made by the Certification Board are taken in accordance with the CNLCP® Certification Board established by bylaws and guidelines.
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    Ensures that initial certifications and renewals meet established criteria.
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    Holds in highest regard privacy and confidential information of its certified nurse life care planners.
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    Does not discriminate against any person.
  • Certification is a formal recognition that validates the knowledge, skills, and experience of a nursing specialty. Therefore, it recognizes achievement of a higher practice standard beyond basic licensure. The Certified Nurse Life Care Planner (CNLCP®) Certification Board independently facilitates consumer health and safety by maintaining a comprehensive qualified certification program for nurse life care planners.
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    Certification in nurse life care planning, CNLCP®, indicates that a nurse if licensed to practice and has met specific rigorous requirements. Periodic re-certification assures the public that the RN has participated in educational and other activities to maintain knowledge and competence.
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    CNLCP® is currently in the process of applying for accreditation through the Accreditation Board for Specialty Nursing Certification (ABSNC).
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    It is the policy of the CNLCP® Certification Board members and staff to comply with all compliance laws the prohibit discrimination in employment or service provision and that no individual shall be excluded from the opportunity to participate in the CNLCP® program based on the basis of age, sex, race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, and gender identity or any other protected characteristic.
  • A nursing specialty certification board validates the quality of its certification program by obtaining and maintaining accreditation from a national certifying agency such as the Accreditation Board for the Specialty Nursing Association (ABSNC), formerly known as the ABNS Accreditation Council. Just as JCHAO serves as an advocate for consumer protection by establishing and maintaining standards for hospital certification, so ABSNC serves as an advocate for consumer protection by establishing and maintaining standards for professional nursing certification. Participation in either organization’s certification process is voluntary.
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    Obtaining ABSNC accreditation requires a specialty certification board policy to document compliance with specific standards to demonstrate that it has a mechanism in place to respond to issues of discrimination, test security, confidentiality, appeals, and non-compliance. ABSNC also requires documentation that the candidate certification examination construction, evaluation, and passing score criteria are developed using psychometrically sound and fair methods.
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    CNLCP® is currently in the process of applying for accreditation through the Accreditation Board for Specialty Nursing Certification (ABSNC).
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    It is the policy of the CNLCP® Certification Board members and staff to comply with all applicable laws that prohibit discrimination in employment or service provision and that no individual shall be excluded from the opportunity to participate in the CNLCP® program on the basis of age, sex, race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, and gender identity or any other protected characteristic.

Are you ready to expand your nursing career?

Get in touch with the CNLCP® Certification Board and inquire how becoming a Certified Nurse Life Care Planner can take your nursing career in a new direction.

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