To ensure that Pediatric Chemotherapy/Biotherapy Providers stay current in their knowledge of safe chemotherapy and biotherapy administration, APHON requires active Providers to renew their status every three years. This is an important part of the Pediatric Chemotherapy/Biotherapy Provider Program which allows all Providers to keep pace with the ever changing advancement in medicine and technology.
This online program asks participants to read updated administration material, take a post-test, and complete an evaluation. Upon successful completion, participants will be awarded 2 continuing nursing education (CNE) contact hours.
Content of the Program
- Prognostic Indicators
- Pulmonary Complications
- Safe Handling of Hazardous Drugs
- Biotherapy Principles
- CAR-T Cell Therapy
The renewal exam consists of 25 questions and you must achieve a minimum score of 80% to pass. If you are unsuccessful on your first attempt, you will be permitted to retake the exam one time at no additional cost. If you do not achieve a passing score after two attempts you will be required to take the 2-day provider course again.
As a result of participating in this educational activity, the learner will gain the specific knowledge, according to national standards, that is needed to safely and consistently administer chemotherapy and biotherapy to children and adolescents. The measurement of this outcome will be evidenced by post-testing and evaluations.
The dates for provider renewals are as follows (please refer to your provider card for the issue date):
Provider Card Issue Date
Renewal Fee Structure
2018 Provider Renewal
Current Pediatric Chemotherapy/Biotherapy providers that expire December 31, 2018 are able to renew their provider status November 1– December 31, 2018. The provider renewal program will close at 11 pm Central Time on December 31, 2018.
The renewal fee must be submitted online using a valid credit card by clicking on the “Process My Order” button. Submitting payment will take a few seconds, please only hit the button once.
You will be required to enter your APHON website ID and password. If you have forgotten your login information you may reset your password, or contact member services at 855.202.9760 (US Residents Only) 847.375.4724.
Accessing the Provider Renewal
Once you have successfully submitted payment for the renewal, please visit the "My Classroom" and enter your APHON website login credentials to access the renewal exam. Once in the classroom click on the hat icon adjacent to the 2018 Chemotherapy/Biotherapy Renewal Exam to get started.
You may log into the renewal system and view or download the renewal content as often as you like until you are ready to take the exam. Please be advised that the exam must be completed prior to 11 pm Central Time on December 31, 2018.
Provider Renewal Policies
How are Pediatric Chemotherapy/Biotherapy providers notified that they are due to renew their status?
APHON will try to contact Providers in advance of the renewal deadlines, but providers are responsible for maintaining their own status.
When are pediatric Chemotherapy/Biotherapy providers eligible to renew their status?
Providers are not eligible to renew nor will they be able to access the post-test until approximately 8 weeks prior to their expiration date.
How much time do I have to complete the Pediatric Chemotherapy/Biotherapy renewal exam once I start?
You will have 90 minutes to complete the 25 question exam. The timer does not begin until you click the “Renewal Exam” button. You must achieve a minimum score of 80% to pass. If you are unsuccessful on your first attempt, you will be permitted to retake the exam at no additional cost. If you do not achieve a passing score after two attempts you will be required to take the 2-day provider course again.
When is the deadline to complete the pediatric chemotherapy/biotherapy renewal exam?
The exam must be completed by 11 pm Central Time on December 31, 2018.
Note: Staff support will not be available to provide assistance with technical issues on Saturday, December 29 or on Sunday, December 30. We strongly encourage all providers to initiate the renewal process during normal business hours no later than Friday, December 28 when staff will be available to provide support.
You will not be permitted to take the exam after 11 pm Central Time, December 31, 2018 regardless if payment was submitted nor will a refund be given. Additionally, no refunds will be given for failure to complete the exam by December 31, 2018 or failure to achieve a passing score on the exam.
How do Pediatric Chemotherapy/Biotherapy Providers that previously completed the exam access their continuing nursing education certificate?
Providers that previously completed the renewal process may access their CNE certificate by logging into their APHON website account. Users will be required to login using their APHON website ID and password.
What is the refund/cancellation policy?
All orders are final once payment is submitted. APHON reserves the right to refuse to refund duplicate payments submitted for the provider renewal exam. We strongly encourage providers verify previous payment submission prior to completing the renewal exam purchase.
Accreditation and Disclaimer
This program may be also recognized for the amount of 1.2 hours of pharmacology content indicated as calculated by the APHON Pediatric Chemotherapy/Biotherapy Provider Program Committee. APHON does not award pharmacology credit. APHON recommends that attendees retain a copy of the certificate for supportive documentation to submit to your state’s nursing board. Please note that you may not apply CNE toward pharmacology content. The content may be applied in only one area, nursing contact hours or pharmacology content.
Official ONCC Statement and Disclaimer
The program content has been reviewed by the Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation (ONCC) and is acceptable for recertification points in the following areas: Diagnosis and Staging, Disease-Related Biology, Health Promotion/Screening and Early Detection, Oncologic Emergencies, Professional Practice, Scientific Basis for Practice, Survivorship, Symptom Management, and Treatment.
Disclaimer: ONCC review is only for designating content to be used for recertification points and is not for CNE accreditation. CNE programs must be formally approved for contact hours by an acceptable accreditor/approver of nursing CE to be used for recertification by ONCC. If the CNE provider fails to obtain formal approval to award contact hours by an acceptable accrediting/approval body, no information related to ONCC recertification may be used in relation to the program.
Course content applies to multiple content areas across multiple credentials. Individual nurse’s learning plans are linked to the ONCC Test Blueprint for the certification they hold. Review the current test blueprint available on the ONCC website to determine where the content fits.
The Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses (APHON) is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
A staff member, volunteer, or family member who has an affiliation with a commercial company must declare that relationship in advance of involvement with an education activity that could be used as a forum to promote the interest of that company and its products. There are no disclosures to report for this activity.