The ACMHN Credential is the nationally consistent standard for recognition of specialist mental health nurses. Credentialing ensures recognition of the qualifications, skills, expertise, and experience of nurses who are practicing as specialist mental health nurses. 

If you choose to get credentialed, future employers will know that you complete your work to the highest standard, giving you a competitive advantage in application processes.



Apply for credentialing

All applications for credentialing are submitted online through the Credentialing for Nurses portal. Applications are processed by the Australian College of Mental Health Nurses and peer reviewed by a Credentialed Mental Health Nurse.

Learn more about how to get credentialed

Applying for re-credentialing or has your credential expired?

If your current credential has expired and you'd like to renew it, you will have to apply for re-credentialing.

Get re-credentialed now

C4N online application portal

Through the Credentialing for Nurses portal you can comfortably apply online for your credentialing and re-credentialing. Please make sure you have downloaded the relevant documents from either the credentialing or recredentialing pages on the website before you apply.

Find a CMHN

The ACMHN keeps lists of Credentialed Mental Health Nurses in Australia and abroad. We provide you with contact details and their qualification so that you can find the right fit.

See the lists

Continuing Professional Development

Credentialing 4 Nurses - EBR APP


A C4N EBR App has been developed to provide Credentialed nurses and prospective Credentialed nurses with a user friendly CPD portfolio to document professional development relevant to credentialing.

Please note we are currently experiencing technical issues with C4N app in the Apple and Google Play Stores. In the meantime please use the web version of the app by going to can copy this link on your home desktop computer or laptop and on your web browser on your mobile phone.

Install and save to your iPhone 

1. In the search bar of your phone type, tap on the share icon on the menu bar – it looks like a box with an up arrow.
2. From the list of share options, choose Add to Home Screen.
3. Select Add (top right-hand corner of screen).
4. An app-looking icon will appear on your phone.

Install and save to your Android 

1. In the browser search bar of your phone type, tap on the three dot menu item.
2. From the list of options, select Install app.
3. Select Add to Add to Home Screen
4. An app-looking icon will appear on your phone.

Install and save to your desktop

1. Opening the web version of the app in your preferred browser
2. In the address bar, select Add to Favourites or another folder of your choice

Once you have completed your report you will be provided with instructions on how to include your report in your online application.