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Applying for Credentialing and Re-Credentialing

Welcome to the Credentialing for Nurses online Application portal.

Credentialing is a voluntary professional recognition scheme designed to recognise nurses for practicing in a speciality area.
Credentialing is only available to Registered Nurses working in children & young people nursing, or mental health nursing. 

First Time Users:  If you are a first time user, you will Need An Account. Please register by clicking the Sign Up button located at the bottom right of this page. You will receive an email confirmation verifying your details.

Please note, you do not have to be a member of the College to apply for credentialing, but you do need to be eligible to apply for one of the following organisations:

- Australian College of Children and Young People's Nurses
- Australian College of Mental Health Nurses

You will be able to save and return to an uncompleted application at any time, but once you have submitted it, you won’t be able to provide any further edits.  

Payment will be required as a pre-requisite to your application being submitted and is not refundable. This is because the fee you pay covers the costs to C4N in assessing your application.

We will email you to advise the status of your application and you may be asked to provide further information – if this happens, it will be the only time in the application process where you will be able to edit your application.

If you need any assistance, please email C4N Admin at

Returning to an uncompleted application:
If you need to return to your application, you can save the web link to your bookmarks and return from this page. Sign in by clicking on the Sign In button located at the top right of this page.

Forgotten your username?  Your username is the email address you used to set up the account. If you have forgotten your username you will need to contact

PLEASE DO NOT create another account unless you are applying for a different specialty.

Need to update your email address?
You can update your email address in your Account Settings when you log in.

Forgotten your password?  Please click on the "Forgot your password?" next to the "Sign In" button on this page.

Enquiries will be replied to as soon as possible and during office hours, Mon-Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm (Australia, Canberra time).

The C4N initiative is a joint project between Queensland Health and the Australian College of Mental Health Nurses.
The Clinical Excellence Division, Queensland Health has provided full financial support for this initiative.