Reminder about your ARNP National Certification

Does the Nursing Commission have a copy of your advanced registered nurse practitioner (ARNP) national certification? All active ARNP licenses in Washington State require proof of a current National Certification.

In order to update your record, please email proof of your current National Certification to It is very important to forward proof of your National Certification with each recertification. If you have questions, please contact our office at 360-236-4703 or by email at

Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission Policy
Under WAC 246-840-302(2) “[a]n [Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP)] must maintain current certification within his or her designation(s) by a commission approved certifying body as identified in subsection (3) of this section. An ARNP license becomes invalid when the certification expires.”

Thank you for your prompt attention to this matter and for being a valued provider in Washington State.

Questions? Contact our office at 360-236-4703 or by email at

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