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Initial Certification

“I have found that having my certification has helped me be the successful candidate for positions that I have applied for over the years.” Read what certified nurses say about the value of earning their credential.

Thank you for your interest in the CNA Certification Program and for pursuing your specialty certification credential!

Application period now open!

If you’re ready to apply for certification, log in to NurseONE.ca. Before doing so, you may want to learn more about the application process.

Care to Be the Best!

Join the growing network of more than 17,000 CNA-certified RNs at the leading edge of health care.

As a certified RN you are…

  • Recognized nationally for your practice excellence and commitment to lifelong learning
  • Valued by employers, because your certification demonstrates specialized knowledge
  • Viewed as having enhanced professional credibility, because your certification shows you Care to Be the Best!

For nurses in Quebec, CNA certification is accredited by the Ordre des infirmières et infirmiers du Québec. Obtaining certification can be claimed as 36 continuous learning accredited hours

Important dates — 2018 initial exam

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Spring Jan. 10 – March 1 May 1 – 15 June
Fall June 1 – Sept. 10 Nov. 1 – 15 Dec.

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