Examination Dates and Fees
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org). CNL graduates and online students have the option to utilize a SMT testing center if an Exam Site is not conveniently located.
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||Application Deadline||Program Registration Deadline|
|January 20 - January 31, 2014||December 16, 2013||December 16, 2013|
|April 27 - May 24, 2014||March 21, 2014||March 21, 2014|
|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|
Note: Applications must be received by the deadline, not postmarked.
|Administered at a School of Nursing||Online Application||Hardcopy Application|
|CNL Exam Registration Fee (1st Time Applicant Only)||$345.00||$375.00|
|Re-testing CNL Exam Registration Fee||$245.00||$275.00|
|Administered at a Testing Center
(optional for graduates and online students)
|CNL Exam Registration Fee (1st Time Applicant Only)||$410.00||$440.00|
|Re-testing CNL Exam Registration Fee||$310.00||$340.00|
All fees are subject to change.
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.
Note: If submitting a late application or requesting an alternate test date, submit a hard copy application.
If submitting a late application or requesting an alternate test date, submit a hard copy of the application.