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Testing for CNL certification is web-based and conducted onsite at the candidate’s school of nursing. Program Directors are responsible for setting the testing date within the testing period and notifying CNC (cnl@aacn.nche.edu). As an alternative, the exam may be administered at a SMT testing center if an Exam Site is not conveniently located.

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Examination DATES

Test Period
Application Deadline Program Registration Deadline
July 13 - August 9, 2014 June 6, 2014 June 6, 2014
December 1 – December 12, 2014 October 31, 2014 October 31, 2014
February 2 – February 20, 2015 December 12, 2014 December 12, 2014
April 27 – May 22, 2015 March 20, 2015 March 20, 2015
July 13 – August 7, 2015 June 5, 2015 June 5, 2015
November 30 – December 11, 2015 October 13, 2015 October 13, 2015


Exam Fees

Effective June 9, 2014, all fees are subject to change and are non-refundable.

Administered at a School of Nursing Online Application
CNL Exam Registration Fee (1st Time Applicant Only) $345.00
Re-testing CNL Exam Registration Fee $245.00

Candidates may not retest during the same testing period.

 
Administered at a Testing Center   
CNL Exam Registration Fee (1st Time Applicant Only) $410.00
Re-testing CNL Exam Registration Fee $310.00
Candidates may not retest during the same testing period.  


Note: Applications must be submitted online by the deadline. There are no exceptions.

Access to the exam will be denied if payment has not cleared at least 5 business days prior to the beginning of the testing period.

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