Professional and Continuing Education

PNCCT℠ Renewal Policy

Click here to download the PNCCT℠ Renewal packet.

Starting January 1, 2014 the amount of CEU hours necessary for renewal increased to thirty-two (32) at the ALS level with emphasis on Pediatric and Neonate Critical Care.

  • The PNCCT℠ certificate and renewal are valid for three years from the original test date.
    • UMBC DOES NOT send renewal notifications. It is the responsibility of the PNCCT℠ Provider to know their expiration date and to submit renewal request according to the policies outlined in the renewal packet.

  • Submitting a Renewal application late falls under one of the following categories:
    • 1 - 90 Days past expiration date on current card:
    • Still allowed to renew. All 32 CE credit hours required for renewal must have been earned during your certification period prior to the card expiration date. A late fee of $15 will be assessed in addition to the renewal fee. We will determine whether or not you made the 90 day deadline by the postmark date on the mailing envelope or a fax header time stamp.
    • Greater than 90 days past expiration date on current card:
    • Will not be allowed to be renewed. The only way to maintain your PNCCT℠ status is to stay current in this rapidly changing field is via continuing education and re-taking the UMBC PNCCT℠ course.

To view the full renewal guidelines, download the file here.

We now offer 2 options to renew status. You can continue to renew by doing 32 hours of CE's ~ OR ~ by exam.

To receive a new wallet card, the following steps must be followed:

  • Download the Renewal Packet.

    If you are unable to download the packet one can either be faxed or mailed to you.

  • Verify that you will be expiring within the next 45 days. We will not process or accept applications for renewal that are greater than 45 days PRIOR to expiration.
  • Verify that you are not greater than 90 days past your expiration date.
  • Complete the "Renewal Request Form" in the Renewal Packet
  • Enclose a copy of your current EMT-P/RN/MD or other health care professional license;
  • Enclose a copy of your current PALS/PEPP/ENPC/PPC (or equivalent) card
  • Provide documentation of thirty-two (32) credits of continuing education (CE) at the ALS level with an emphasis in pediatric/neonate critical care.
    • Examples of acceptable course topics for continuing education hours include:
      • Eight (8) hours from ONE(1) of the following: APLS, STABLE, NALS, PALS*/PEPP*/ENPC*/PPC*
        * the same certification cannot be used for the required certification and CE credits.
      • Fundamentals of Pediatric Critical Care Transport
      • Critical care conferences with pediatric topics
    • Instructor courses are not acceptable towards continuing education
    • You may not use the same course more than once for a renewal period
    • Courses must have occurred during your 3 year renewal period.
  • Acceptable forms of documentation of hours may be:
    • A letter on agency letterhead, signed by the Training Officer or Medical Director. The letter must include your name, PNCCT℠ number (if available), number of CE hours, dates of CE and topics covered.
    • A copy of your state CE printout highlighting the courses to be considered for your renewal. The printout must include your name, address, identification number, number of hours attended and dates of the courses completed.
    • Certificate(s) containing the lecture title, lecture content and contact hours that are dated and signed.
    • Documented in-service training and/or PICU/NICU clinical rotations
    • An unofficial college transcript highlighting the courses to be considered for your renewal.
    • If you are submitting topics from an online source, please provide a transcript including your name and highlighting the topics for consideration toward your renewal. DO NOT fax individual certificates. If completing hours through TargetSolutions, only courses approved for PNCCT℠ CE will be accepted.
  • Your renewal request, documentation and $60.00 renewal fee may be submitted to UMBC in any of the following methods:
  • By mail to:

    Department of Emergency Health Services
    Professional and Continuing Education (PACE)
    Sherman Hall, A-Wing; Room 303
    1000 Hilltop Circle
    Baltimore, Maryland 21250


    By fax to:


  • Please do not submit your renewal packet via more than one method or your credit card may be run multiple times.
  • Renewal requests postmarked from the 1st to the end of the month are processed by the end of the following month. Please allow at least 4-6 weeks for processing.*

  • You may also opt to take the written exam in lieu of submitting continuing education hours. At this time, you will only be able to challenge the exam at UMBC in Baltimore, MD. In order to renew by exam, you must be a current PNCCT℠ provider and submit an exam request form with payment. Exam times will be on the first and third Tuesday of each month (excluding Federal, State of Maryland or UMBC holidays) from 9:30am-1:30pm on the UMBC campus. The available time spots are limited and will be filled on a first come (paid), first served basis.

    In order to renew by exam:
    • You will need to submit this form
    • Pay the $50 non-refundable exam fee and $60 non-refundable renewal fee
    • Contact our office to schedule an exam date.
    • Take and pass the exam PRIOR to your current expiration date.
    • If you successfully pass the exam with a 70% or greater, your PNCCT℠ will be renewed with no further action on your part. If you do not pass the exam, you may still renew by submitting continuing education hours. All policies and fees for renewal by CE hours will apply.
  • If you have questions regarding the renewal process please contact:

    (410) 455-3584

  • Renewal requests postmarked from the 1st to the end of the month are processed by the end of the following month. Please allow at least 4-6 weeks for processing.*

* Payments processed do not reflect or indicate successful renewal of PNCCT℠ status. Payments are processed by an independent department at UMBC prior to PNCCT℠ CEU's verification.