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 experience needed to sit for the test.
2. If yes, print the Certification Registration Manual, review the Test Content Outline to see the subject areas on the test you will be taking.
3. Take a practice test to become comfortable with the style of test items.
4. Study!
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5. Once you feel ready, gather the documentation you will need (i.e., nursing license, CE info) and apply.