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.
The first renewal will occur within two years of attending a pediatric chemotherapy/biotherapy provider course and achieving a passing score on the post-test and will then occur every three years after that. This is an essential 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 two continuing nursing education (CNE) contact hours.
Content of the Program
- Drug Shortages
- Fertility Preservation
- Neurotoxicities of Chemotherapy and Biotherapy
- Small Molecule Inhibitors
The renewal exam consists of 25 questions, and you must achieve a minimum score of 80% to pass. If you are unsuccessful in 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 retake the 2-day provider course.
As a result of participating in this educational activity, the learner will gain specific knowledge, according to national standards, that is needed to safely and consistently administer chemotherapy and biotherapy to children and adolescents. Post-testing and evaluations will evidence the measurement of this outcome.
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
US & High-Income Countries
Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses from middle-low income countries receive a discount on the Pediatric Chemotherapy/Biotherapy Provider renewal fee. Low-income economies are defined as those with a GNI per capita, calculated using the World Bank Atlas method, of $1,005 or less. Middle-income economies are those with a GNI per capita between $1,006 and $3955. Upper middle-income economies have a GNI per capita between $3,956 and $12,235, and high-income economies are those with a GNI per capita of $12,236 or more.
October Rate: $13 for Members | $17 for non-members
November/December Rate: $17 for members | $21 for nonmembers
Afghanistan | Burkina Faso | Burundi | Central African Republic | Chad | Congo, Dem. Rep. | Eritrea| Ethiopia | Gambia, The | Guinea | Guinea-Bissau | Korea, Dem. People's Rep. | Liberia | Madagascar | Malawi | Mali | Mozambique | Niger | Rwanda | Sierra Leone | Somalia | Sudan | Togo | Uganda |Yemen, Rep.
October Rate: $19.50 for Members | $25.50 for non-members
November/December Rate: $25.50 for members | $31.50 for nonmembers
Angola | Benin | Bangladesh | Bhutan | Bolivia | Cabo Verde | Cambodia | Cameroon | Comoros | Congo, Rep. | Côte d'Ivoire | Djibouti | Egypt, Arab Rep. | Eswatini | Ghana | Haiti | Honduras | India | Kenya | Kiribati | Kyrgyz Republic | Lao PDR | Lesotho | Mauritania | Micronesia, Fed. Sts. | Mongolia | Morocco | Myanmar | Nepal | Nicaragua | Nigeria | Pakistan | Papua New Guinea | Philippines | São Tomé and Principe | Senegal | Solomon Islands | South Sudan | Syrian Arab Republic | Tajikistan | Tanzania | Timor-Leste | Tunisia | Ukraine | Uzbekistan | Vanuatu | Vietnam | Yemen, Rep. | Zambia | Zimbabwe
October Rate: $26 for Members | $34 for non-members
November/December Rate: $34 for members | $42 for nonmembers
Albania | Algeria | American Samoa | Argentina | Armenia | Azerbaijan | Belarus Belize | Bosnia and Herzegovina | Botswana | Brazil | Bulgaria | China | Colombia | Costa Rica | Cuba | Dominica | Dominican Republic | Ecuador | El Salvador | Equatorial Guinea | Fiji | Gabon | Georgia | Grenada | Guatemala | Guyana | Indonesia | Iran, Islamic Rep. | Iraq | Jamaica | Jordan | Kazakhstan | Kosovo | Lebanon | Libya | Macedonia, FYR | Malaysia | Maldives| Marshall Islands | Mexico | Moldova | Montenegro | Namibia | Paraguay | Peru | Russian Federation | Samoa | Serbia | South Africa | Sri Lanka | St. Lucia | St. Vincent and the Grenadines | Suriname | Thailand | Tonga | Turkey | Turkmenistan | Tuvalu | West Bank and Gaza | Panama
2022 Provider Renewal
The renewal program is now closed for providers with an expiration date of December 31, 2022. Providers that did not access and complete the provider renewal by December 31, 2022, are required to attend a 2-day provider course to reinstate their provider status. No refunds will be issued for anyone that purchased the provider renewal but did not complete the exam.
Accreditation and Disclaimer
This program may also be recognized for 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 to pharmacology content. The content may be used 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:
Basic Concepts for Transplantation, Care Continuum, Care of the Pediatric Hematology and Oncology Patient, Coordination of Care, Diagnosis and Staging, Disease-Related Biology, Early Post-transplant Management, End-of-Life, Foundations of Transplant, Graft-versus-Host Disease Prevention Management, Health Promotion/Screening, and Early Detection, 0.00 Late Post-Traumatic Management, Oncology Nursing Practice, Quality of Life, Palliative Care, Pre-Transplant Care, Preparative Regimens, Professional Practice, Psychosocial, Roles of the APN, Scientific Basis for Practice, Survivorship, Symptom Management, Treatment, Types of Transplants and Sources of Stem Cells, 0.00 Oncologic Emergencies.
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 nurses' 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.
Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses (APHON) is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development 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 educational 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.