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National Certifications Currently Included in the DDCT

The Magnet Recognition Program® maintains this list for the sole purpose of identifying certifications that Magnet-recognized and Magnet-applicant organizations may report in the Demographic Data Collection Tool® (DDCT). ANCC reserves the right to periodically revise the Criteria for Inclusion of National Certifications. The effective date of the criteria posted below is July 22, 2015.

Information for Magnet Program Directors (MPDs)

For questions about certifications included in the DDCT, contact the Magnet Program Office.

Information for Credentialing Organizations

Credential Review Requests must be submitted by credentialing bodies. New requests will require a fee for processing. Please see the evidence requirements and submission instructions provided below in the downloadable Credential Review Request.

To ensure compliance with the April 7, 2015 revised inclusion criteria, each certification in the posted list of National Certifications Currently Included in the DDCT will be undergoing a review and will continue to be listed until the review is completed. The processing fee will be waived for reviews of currently listed certifications.


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