AAMSN Members in good standing may recertify in Moderate Sedation in two ways (The fee is included in annual membership dues) all others go to

Re-certification requires either:

1) Completion of CE Credit requirements (30 CE Credits over a 24 month period)

AAMSN will accept certain nursing CE Credits as a means of proving competency in Moderate Sedation.

Effective with programs taken on or after May 1, 2013, the AAMSN/HV is pleased to announce that it will again award CE Credit for Life Support provider and/or renewal courses.
Examples of acceptable content include ACLS, PALS, NRP and other similar offerings. This change is in response to a revision by the American Nurses Credentialing Centers (ANCC). On May 1, 2013, the ANCC reversed their 2009 decision to restrict life support content for RN continuing education. This reversal means that once again, the AAMSN/HV can accept life support content for re-certification in Moderate Sedation.
To view the AANC policy statement on the reversal click here.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us via

Download, fill out and print the PDF form by clicking on the “Download Recertification Form” at the bottom of this page.

2) Retesting in Moderate Sedation

Retesting does not award CE credits only recertification and membership renewal.

For an AAMSN member to recertify by retesting :

1) Click the “Members login” Button

3) Use your AAMSN member number and your password

2)  Click on “Moderate Sedation Recertification”

3) Enter the enrollment key “recertaamsn” ( Don’t include the “”)

4) Review the materials and take the exam

5) You must pass the exam with a score of 80% of better (If you do not pass the exam the 1st time there will be a $25.00 administration fee to retake the exam)

6) Download, fill out and print the PDF form by clicking on the “Download Recertification Form” at the bottom of this page.

If you are not an AAMSN member and need to recertify please go to

Recertification in Moderate Sedation is every two years from original certification date.

Annual Membership Dues are $65 payable at the time of recertification

There is a 30 day grace period.  If your membership with AAMSN is over 30 days late you enter into the nonmember expired category and must pay to recertify in Moderate Sedation.

If you are not an AAMSN or your membership is more than 30 days past due to recertify go to