PICC Excellence, Inc. is proud to offer our Certified Neonatal PICC Inserter (CNPI) Program. The Certified Neonatal PICC Inserter (CNPI) credential is achieved by providing demonstrable proof of knowledge, skills, and experience for defined areas within the scope of practice for the clinician performing neonatal peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) insertions. Earning the CNPI certification serves as validation of the clinician’s ability to perform insertions with a high level of knowledge of infection prevention principles, best practice techniques, and management skills for neonatal patients. The CNPI does not verify competency, this will be established by the employer/preceptor.
Renewing the CNPI
The CNPI certification is valid for 3 years from the date of issue and must be renewed every 3 years with proof of 6 hours of continuing education related to vascular access (2 hours per year) and proof of six successful insertions per year performed for a total of 18 insertions in the three-year renewal period. Current professional license.
The CNPI test consists of a 100-question multiple choice 3-hour remote proctored exam.
PICC Excellence uses an independent exam proctoring service, Remote Proctor Now. Your PC will need to be running Windows 10 or later or if a MAC system, OSX 10.14 or later. A web cam and reliable DSL or Cable Modem Internet service are required.
Congratulations on taking the next step to a higher level of knowledge and practice in the field of neonatal PICC placement. Please be sure you meet the requirements! Carefully review the Getting Started information and Application prior to purchase. Refunds are not available. Discuss any questions with our Certification Administrator. We are happy to help you determine your eligibility prior to purchase.