Credentialing/Certification

It is that time of year when all SANEs start to think about certification.  The good news is that the due date for credentialing (certification) is DECEMBER 15!!  I am sending you a summary of the changes to the credentialing process so that you can start to think about what you need to credential or re-credential BEFORE December 15th. 

Initial Credentialling:

Adult/Adolescent (those who took the course in 2018) Form A and A-1

Pediatric (those who took the course in 2016) Form B and B-1

Re-credentialing (you were certified/re-certified in 2016), please review the changes and return Form E and your exam Log before December 15.

If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact me.

I have included the new requirements for re-credentialing.  Please review the changes and contact raenetta@vtnetwork.org  or tracey@vtnetwork.org to schedule education, peer review, or shadowing opportunities.

  1. Renewal of credentialing for Vermont SANEs and Pediatric SANEs
  2. Renewal Application for credentialing. A credentialed Vermont SANE or Vermont Pediatric SANE shall apply for renewal of credentialing every two (2) years from the year of granting the initial credentialing. 
  3. The renewal date for all Vermont SANEs and Vermont Pediatric SANEs shall be December 15th; and
  4. To fulfill the renewal requirements for Vermont SANE or Vermont Pediatric SANE, candidates must submit an application and attestation signifying the fulfillment of requirements. 
  5. Renewal Requirements. For a credential to be renewed, the Vermont SANE or Vermont Pediatric SANE shall:

Vermont Adult/Adolescent SANE must perform at least four (4) sexual assault examinations over a two (2) year credentialing period. These exams may be simulated

Vermont Pediatric SANE must perform at least two (2) sexual assault examinations over a two (2) year credentialing period. If the Pediatric SANE does not have the opportunity to perform at least two (2) sexual assault examinations over a period of two (2) years, observation of the nurse performing a simulated sexual assault examination may be substituted to meet this requirement;

Vermont Adult/Adolescent and Pediatric SANE- must perform four (4) sexual assault examinations over a two (2) year credentialing period, two (2) of these exams must be pediatric sexual assault examinations.  These examinations may be simulated.

  1. Maintain a log of the sexual assault examinations performed over the two (2) year re-certification period with the following information: log
  • Date of the examination
  • Age of the patient
  • Location of the examination

Contact Tracey Wagner tracey@vtnetwork.org or Raenetta Liberty raenetta@vtnetwork.org if you would like to schedule time in the child safe clinic @UVMMC or if you need adult exam simulations

  1. Maintain an active, unrestricted Vermont license to practice as a registered nurse;
  2. Complete a written self-review of the candidate’s SANE practice over the renewal period and identify three (3) professional practice goals for SANE practice over the future renewal period; minimum 150 words- you can attach a word doc with your form
  3. Participate in two (2) peer reviews of sexual assault cases. For a Pediatric SANE, the peer review shall be of pediatric sexual assault cases. Peer reviews may be online; Tracey and I can come to your hospital, or you can participate via Skype the 4th Thursday of the month at UVMMC 8-9 am for pediatrics and 9-10 am for adults/adolescents
  4. A minimum of twelve (12) hours of continuing education during the renewal period. Continuing education shall include education relevant to the primary population the SANE serves (i.e., pediatric, adolescent, adult) on at least one or more of the following topic areas:
  • Sexual violence and nursing best practice
  • Healthcare needs of a patient who has experienced sexual violence including sexually transmitted infections and long-term health impacts of sexual assault
  • Trauma-informed and family-centered care
  • Vermont Laws with regard to sexual violence. Under the tab of education/training, there is a power point on the Vermont website vermontsane.org
  1. Sources of Continuing Education. Sources of continuing education may include Vermont SANE Program education days, or other relevant conferences, courses and training, peer reviews, and regional meetings sponsored by the state, national, regional, and local organizations whose mission is related to sexual assault prevention, response, care, or advocacy. These may include presentations by video, online, podcast, and other telephonic and electronic formats. 
  2. Continuing Education Hours for Relevant Presentations, Training, Publications or Policy Development Provided. A Vermont SANE or Vermont Pediatric SANE who serves as a presenter at a conference, course, or training sponsored by a state, national, regional, or local organization whose mission is related to sexual assault prevention, response, care, or advocacy may count each hour of presentation toward fulfillment of 1.5 hours of the continuing education requirement in Section VI.B.6.VII. B.6. The presentation must be a minimum of 60 minutes in length and can only be used once for renewal.

Don't worry- Tracey and I are here to help, we can come to your hospital to provide education, case review, adult simulation exams or you can shadow in the child safe clinic in Burlington or Plattsburgh, NY.

Contact Tracey Wagner Tracey@vtnetwork.org or Raenetta Liberty Raenetta@vtnetwork.org if you would like to schedule time in the child safe clinic @UVMMC


Certification Information

·Here is a flowchart outlining the credentialing process for SANEs

          Re -Credentialing Log Form G

·        New Credentialing of Adult Adolescent SANE

·        SANE Form A: Credentialing of Adult / Adolescent SANE Application & Documentation Checklist

·        SANE Form A1: Documentation of Successful Completion of Clinical Preceptor ship

·        NEW Credentialing of Pediatric SANE

·        SANE Form B: Credentialing of Pediatric SANEs Application & Documentation Checklist

·        SANE Form B1: Documentation of Successful Completion of Pediatric Clinical Preceptor ship

·        Interstate Transfer of SANE Credential

·        SANE Form D: Credentialing of Adult/Adolescent or Pediatric SANEs Who Have Been Practicing in Other States

·        Re Credentialing for SANEs

·        SANE Form E: Re-credentialing of SANEs  

         Examination Log for re-credentialing

  • SANE Form F: Re-Credentialing of SANEs Who Have Had a Lapse in Certification of Two Years or Less