To protect those we serve, the CNLCP® Certification Board adheres to policies and guidelines to maintain control and consistency in decision-making, auditing, confidentiality, representation and compliance.

Audit Process
Compliance Policy
Disciplinary Action
All documents supporting eligibility to sit for the examination are evaluated by the CNLCP® Certification Board and Professional Testing Corporation (PTS) in conjunction with standards set forth by the Certification Board. A Candidate will be notified in writing of their eligibility to sit for the examination.


Should the candidate be deemed ineligible, he/she may appeal that decision by contacting the CNLCP® Certification Board in writing within 30 days and provide the grounds for the appeal and any supporting documentation. The information will be reviewed by the CNLCP® Certification Board and a decision on eligibility determined. The decision of the CNLCP® Certification Board is final.

Renewal candidates are randomly selected by the testing corporation for audit twice a year. Candidates selected for audit are sent a letter by the testing corporation notifying of them to submit documentation supporting their continuing education and/or points of credit. The testing corporation is notified upon audit verification to release the renewal documents.
The CNLCP® Certification Board will release the individual test scores ONLY to the individual candidate.
Any questions concerning the test results should be referred to the CNLCP® Certification Board or the Professional Testing Company.

Upon request from the individuals and/or the public, the CNLCP® Certification Board will verify the initial certification of a candidate as well as the date of renewal. Any disciplinary action will also be disclosed if a suspension and/or revocation of the CNLCP® designation has been imposed.

The CNLCP® Certification Board will investigate allegations concerning alleged misconduct by certified nurses or others applying for certification. Reports of alleged misconducts must be in writing, signed and sent by certified mail to the CNLCP® Certification Board within 120 days of the alleged violation(s). Supporting documentation must accompany the complaint.

Complaints can include but are not limited to:

Ineligibility for certification
Irregularity in connection with the certification examination.
Material misrepresentation or fraud in any statement to CNLCP® Certification Board or to the public including but not limited to statements made to assist the certified nurse or others applying for certification, gross or repeated negligence in professional work, the convocation of plea of guilty or plea of no contest to a felony or misdemeanor which is directly related to the practice of nurse life care planning.
Failure to adhere to the eligibility requirements for certification candidacy or continuing certification requirements.

If there is any misrepresentation or noncompliance, the CNLCP® Certification Board will review the allegation and take any one of the following actions:

Conduct a full investigation of the allegation and initiate sanction.
Dismiss the allegation for insufficient evidence.
Final the decision unless appealed within 30 days.
If appealed, the Certification Board will review additional evidence and appoint a hearing panel within 60 days. The panel will convene within 60 days of appointment. Upon conclusion of the hearing the panel will render its written decision. All decisions will be delivered via certified mail to all parties involved.
The decision of the CNLCP® Certification Board is final.
Certification will be revoked for any of the following reasons:
Falsification of an application.
Failure to maintain an active, unrestricted RN license throughout the certification period.
Revocation of current Registered Nurse license.
Failure to apply for re-certification with current CNLCP® Certification Board guidelines.

The Appeals Committee of the Certified Nurse Life Care Planner (CNLCP®) Certification Board provides the appeal mechanism for challenging revocation of Board certification. It is the responsibility of the individual to initiate the appeals process.

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.