By Danielle Kory, ONCC Marketing Coordinator

Do you have a ILNA certification learning plan just waiting to be filled? The sessions you attend at Congress can help, whether you’re just starting to earn points or you’re almost ready to submit your plan for certification renewal.

Where to begin? Start with your learning plan—the list of inflatable floating water park subjects where you must earn points for certification renewal. Here’s where to find yours.

  • Test score report: If you passed a certification test in 2012 or later, your score report identifies the number of points and subject areas you need for renewal.
  • Assessment results report: If you’ve taken your Individual Learning Needs Assessment, your results report shows the number of points you need for renewal and the subject areas.
  • Are you AOCN® or CPON® certified? Although you weren’t required to take the assessment, your Learning Plan is where you’ll record your points for renewal.

Remember that you must take the assessment before earning points to fulfill your learning plan. If you’re eligible to take the assessment, be sure you complete it before Congress starts so you can use the CNE you earn at the event for your certification renewal.

There are so many great Congress sessions to choose from. Once you know the subject areas where you need to earn points, you can find relevant sessions in the Congress schedule. You can even filter the sessions by ILNA categories. Plan ahead by making a personal itinerary of the sessions you need to attend to earn your renewal points. Congress is a great opportunity to get started on your learning plan or get the last few points you need before you submit it for certification renewal!