Cer­ti­fi­ca­tion Overview

The RAN Appli­ca­tion is avail­able in your dash­board. You will need to sign in or reg­is­ter if you’re not signed in. 

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CRANAplus is com­mit­ted to excel­lence in deliv­er­ing high qual­i­ty, prac­ti­cal and rel­e­vant pro­grams and ser­vices, that aim to build the capac­i­ty of the remote work­force for the pro­vi­sion of com­pe­tent, safe and qual­i­ty health care. 

CRANAplus believes that this cer­ti­fi­ca­tion process will help set a min­i­mum stan­dard for pro­fes­sion­al prac­tice, improve remote health­care, pro­vide pro­fes­sion­al recog­ni­tion of the spe­cial­ty of remote area nurs­ing and help to quan­ti­fy a large amount of edu­ca­tion­al prepa­ra­tion, it’s time com­mit­ment and cost.


CRANAplus believes that RAN Cer­ti­fi­ca­tion is the min­i­mum stan­dard require­ment for remote and iso­lat­ed nurs­ing prac­tice. The inten­tion of the Myth Busters is to dis­pel those grow­ing mis­be­liefs around the pur­pose, require­ments and process­es of RAN Certification.

What is CRANAplus RAN Certification?

Cer­ti­fi­ca­tion is a self and peer assess­ment that a RAN may choose to under­take to evi­dence that they meet the min­i­mum essen­tial require­ments to be a safe provider of health­care in remote, iso­lat­ed and rur­al areas.

The Pro­fes­sion­al Stan­dards of Remote Prac­tice for nurs­es is the foun­da­tion from which the min­i­mum stan­dards are built.

The entire process has been devel­oped in con­sul­ta­tion with an indus­try-wide expert advi­so­ry group.

Cer­ti­fi­ca­tion lasts for three years from the date of issuing.

Down­load the cer­ti­fi­ca­tion brochure for more detailed infor­ma­tion on RAN Certification

The Cer­ti­fi­ca­tion Process

  • CRANAplus mem­bers are pro­vid­ed with the cer­ti­fi­ca­tion process for free as part of their membership.
  • Non-Mem­bers will need to pur­chase the cer­ti­fi­ca­tion process.

Click here to view the RAN Appli­ca­tion page in your dash­board (you will need to sign in or reg­is­ter if you’re not signed in).

You will need to go through each of the nine stan­dards and pro­vide the req­ui­site answers, upload the evi­dence and/​or indi­cate that you have read the links.

You can save and leave the process at any time and return and con­tin­ue the self-assess­ment at your leisure. Once you have com­plet­ed and are hap­py with your self-assess­ment, you can click the sub­mit button.

One of our CRANAplus pro­fes­sion­al offi­cers will review the sub­mit­ted appli­ca­tion. Once deemed com­plete you will be auto­mat­i­cal­ly issued with a three-year cer­tifi­cate of RAN certification,If not com­plete then pro­vid­ed with assis­tance, a sug­gest­ed work plan and a pro­vi­sion­al cer­tifi­cate of RAN certification.

At any time, you can seek fur­ther infor­ma­tion, clar­i­ty or assis­tance by sub­mit­ting an enquiry here.