If you are an LPN and you wish to further wish to progress in your field, then you can earn a certification in Gerontology. The certification is offered by the National Federation of Licensed Practical Nurse or NFLPN. More LPNs are always needed in Gerontology because of more and more population reaching old age. Let’s see how you can become a certified LPN in Gerontology.

  • You should have an LPN license.
  • You should be able to produce a letter of endorsement. The letter should state why the person writing the letter believes that you should have a certification in gerontology. A sample letter can be obtained from NFLPN’s official website.
  • You should be able to identify that who is going to be your proctor in the exam.
  • You should have a proctor letter as well. That person will also need to write a “Certification Proctor Letter” for you. It is also available on NFLPN’s official website.
  • Download the certification application from the website and complete it.
  • You can submit the application with a fee. If you are a member of NFLPN, then you are eligible for a fee reduction as well.
  • Attach all the required documents with the letter.
  • Once your application gets accepted, you have to start studying really hard for the exam. You will be sent all the study material in the form of a CD.
  • Once you are done with the preparation, decide a day for taking the exam with your proctor.
  • Once you are done with the exam, your proctor will mail it to the NFLPN for the grading purpose.
  • It will take 15 days to receive a grade. Upon passing your exam, your certificate will be valid for 2 years.
  • For the maintenance of your certification, you will have to complete 20 CEUs or Continuing Education Units after ever two years. Then you will have to mail the proof along with the required documents and fee to the NFLPN.