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CNOR® Recertification

Resources for AORN Members

Whether you’re recertifying with continuing education contact hours or with professional activity points, you can fulfill your contact hour requirements with free AORN membership resources.


Continuing Education

Access More than 200 Perioperative CNE for CNOR Recertification Requirements

Did you know that a portion of your contact hours to recertify your CNOR certification must be perioperative nursing-related CNE?

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AORN Journal CNE Articles
Access to more than 200 contact hours for free. Save hundreds of dollars. Download a free CNE article.

AORN Webinars
Access to more than 50 contact hours for free. Save hundreds of dollars. Download a free webinar.

Global Surgical Conference & Expo Posters
Earn up to 16 contact hours for free. A $275 savings! Learn More.

Professional Points Activities

Earn points with AORN webinars and articles through the ‘Free Educational Activities’ section of the CCI store. Visit CCI’s Store.


Need more information on how to recertify? Learn more at or contact the Competency & Credentialing Institute (CCI), the credentialing body for the CNOR credential.

Accreditation & Disclaimer

Association of perioperative Registered Nurses (AORN) is accredited with distinction as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

AORN is provider-approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 13019. Check with your state board of nursing for acceptability of education sessions for re-licensure.

CNOR® is a registered trademark of the Competency and Credentialing Institute (CCI). All rights reserved. CCI administers the CNOR® exam. Candidates for the CNOR® exam must meet the eligibility requirements as defined by CCI.