Five Steps to Certification

Follow these five steps to reach your goal of becoming certified.

1. Use this calculator to check if you have the necessary experience to sit for the test.
2. If yes, print the Certification Registration Manual, review the test content outline (test blueprint) to see the major subject areas on the test you will be taking.
3. Take a practice test to learn your strengths and weaknesses.
4. Study!
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5. Once you feel ready, gather the documentation you will need (i.e., nursing license, CNE info) and apply.