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49 Pa. Code § 21.813. Application for certification.

§ 21.813. Application for certification.

 (a)  An applicant for certification shall submit an application form provided by the Board to the Board for its review and approval.

 (b)  An applicant for initial certification shall include documentation satisfactory to the Board that the applicant meets the qualifications in §  21.811 (relating to qualifications for initial certification).

 (c)  In addition to the documentation in subsections (a) and (b), an applicant for certification by endorsement shall include documentation satisfactory to the Board that the applicant meets the educational qualifications in §  21.812(a) (relating to qualifications for certification by endorsement; additional certification) and the following:

   (1)  Verification of unrestricted licensure, certification or authority to practice as a professional nurse and CNS issued by the proper licensing authority of another state, territory or possession of the United States or a foreign country.

   (2)  A written statement from the out-of State licensing, credentialing or authorizing entity setting forth the licensure, certification or authorization to practice requirements at the time the applicant was first licensed, certified or authorized to practice by that entity.

 (d)  An applicant who holds certification from the Board who is applying for an additional certification under §  21.812(b) shall submit, in addition to the documentation required under subsections (a) and (b), documentation of the following:

   (1)  Official transcript from the applicant’s CNS program and any additional educational programs, including degree awarded, demonstrating a concentration in the specialty in which the applicant is seeking certification.

   (2)  Proof of current National certification as a CNS.

 (e)  An applicant shall remit the certification fee in §  21.805 (relating to fees).

 (f)  An applicant shall verify compliance with section 8.5(e) of the act (63 P.S. §  218.5(e)) on the application for certification.

 (g)  An applicant shall submit additional information as identified on the application or as requested in writing by the Board. If supporting material is not provided within 12 months of the date of application, the applicant will be required to file a new application and remit the certification fee.

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