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Applying for Re-credentialing 



Renewing your credential

  1. A notice reminding you of the expiry date of your credential will be sent to you approximately six months in advance from C4N Enquiries via the online portal, and/or, your specialist college.

  2. In order to ensure continuity of your credentialed status, you should submit your completed application at least eight weeks in advance of the expiry date of your current credential.

  3. If you submit your application after the expiry of the current credential, it will continue to be treated as a re-credentialing application.

  • You will be deemed not credentialed for the period of time between expiry of your credential and re-credentialing.

  • The new credential date will commence from the new approval/certificate date.

Re-credentialing Criteria

  • To meet the requirements and standards for a renewed credential, applicants must provide evidence of the following:


  1. Current registration as a Registered Nurse (Division 1), General with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia 

  2. Working a minimum of 12 weeks full time equivalent over the preceding 12 months or the equivalent length of experience over the preceding two years, or over the preceding three years in the area of specialty.

  3. Continuing professional education, and practice development related activities over the previous three years.

  4. Support from one referee who is a registered health professional and is familiar with the applicant’s practice and credentialing application. If your referee is not registered with AHPRA, then support from two referees who are familiar with your practice must be provided to support your application

  • You will need to provide all information and upload documents as requested. 

  • Additional requirements may be set for each specialty by the relevant organisation. Please check with your specialty organisation (for example, a copy of an up to date CV).

Before you start 
1.  Please read the:
2. Please complete:
3. Please obtain:
Qld Health Employer Template (Some Queensland Health services will not accept the C4N employer template. Please use this template), and
  • one Referee report.  (If your referee is not registered with AHPRA, two referee reports will be required)
4. Please have:
  • any documents necessary copied and certified ready to upload.
Submission of supporting documents

Change of name:

You may be required to provide supporting documentation for having changed your name. Please ensure you provide certified evidence that these documents refer to you e.g. marriage certificate, birth certificate, evidence of divorce,


Unless otherwise stated, the preferred approach is to scan the original document and upload at the required places during the online application process. Original documents are to be photocopied and must be certified by one of the following:


•    A Justice of the Peace (JP),  
•    A health professional registered with AHPRA, 
•    A practising legal professional, 
•    An accountant, 
•    Other responsible professional such as minister of religion, teacher, a serving police officer, a senior public servant.  


The signatory should use the following words:


I certify that this appears to be a true copy of the document produced to me on <date>.






Qualification (e.g. JP, Pharmacist)

Registration Number or equivalent


The person certifying the document is stating their opinion that the document is a true copy, not that the original document is authentic. Certifying a copy does not in any way ‘authenticate’ either the copy or the original document.


It is an applicant’s responsibility to understand the eligibility requirements of the credential to which the applicant is applying.

Are you ready to apply?



                                    Please note that your browser will open up in a new window and take you to the application site. 

     You can also return to an uncompleted application from here.


Organisations partnering in the Specialist Nurse Credentialing Project regard applicants’ and credentialed nurses’ privacy as an important part of their relationship with nurses. The privacy policy for the Specialist Nurse Credentialing Program conforms with Australian Privacy Principles as defined in the Privacy Amendment (Enhancing Privacy Protection) Act 2012, which amends the Privacy Act 1988, and applies to all nurses who lodge information as part of the credentialing process. 

(Page updated 4 April 2019)

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