Certification: Certified Pediatric Hematology Oncology Nurse (CPHON)

501 Holiday Drive, Pittsburg, PA 15220-2749

The Certified Pediatric Hematology Oncology Nurse (CPHON®) examination is aimed at testing the knowledge necessary for the nurse to practice competently at the basic level, within the specialty of pediatric oncology hematology nursing. This certification is a validation of an individual's knowledge in pediatric cancer nursing.

More than two years of education or training after high school required?
More than two years of work experience required?
Oral or Written Exam Required?
Renewal Required?
Every 4 Year(s)
Renew through Continuing Educational Units(CEU)?
Renew through Re-Examination?
Renew through Continuing Professional Development(CPD)?
Does applicant have choice of at least two options from above for renewal (CEU, CPD, or exam)?


The certification corresponds to a specialty within a recognized occupation. For example, Oncology Nurse and Pediatric Nurse are specialties within the nursing field, so Certified Oncology Nurse and Certified Pediatric Nurse would be classified as specialty certifications.

  • This certification is accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA).
  • This certification is related to military occupational specialties.