Preparing for Certification

ONCC does not offer study materials for the certification tests, but we do provide everything possible to help you walk into the testing center prepared to succeed.

Use the ONCC Test Content Outline (Test Blueprint) to identify subject areas and sub-topics on a certification test. Use the Test Content Outline to help you identify topics that apply to a specific subject area when considering how a CE offering may be used for certification renewal.

2019 Test Content Outlines

OCN® Test Content Outline CPHON® Test Content Outline CBCN® Test Content Outline AOCNP® Test Content Outline BMTCN® Test Content Outline

2020 Test Content Outlines

OCN® Test Content Outline CPHON® Test Content Outline CBCN® Test Content Outline AOCNP® Test Content Outline BMTCN® Test Content Outline


The Certification Registration Manual includes general test information, eligibility criteria, certification policies and information on the test administration.

2019 ONCC Certification Registration Manual
2020 ONCC Certification Registration Manual


Free Practice Tests are available, including one for each exam. Additional practice tests are available for purchase.

Take a Practice Test


Sample Test Items are representative of actual exam content, difficulty level, and format.

The answer key follows the set of questions or items.

OCN® Sample ItemsCPHON® Sample ItemsCBCN® Sample ItemsBMTCN® Sample ItemsAOCNP® Sample Items


Keywords can help you determine whether a program fits into a specific subject area for renewal points.

OCN® Subject Area KeywordsCPHON® Subject Area KeywordsCBCN® Subject Area KeywordsAOCNP® Subject Area KeywordsAOCNS® Subject Area KeywordsBMTCN® Subject Area Keywords


Testing Accommodations for Americans with Disabilities

Testing Accommodations for Americans with Disabilities


Credential Evaluation Services for Candidates Licensed Outside the U.S.

Credential Evaluation & International Testing Information

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