Important Dates

Important Dates

To write the exam

You must write the exam to become certified for the first time (also known as initial certification).

You can rewrite the exam to renew your specialty certification, but most nurses renew by continuous learning.

2022

Fall exams

  • Exam writing window: November 1 – 15
  • Receive your results in December

Renewal by continuous learning

  • Apply anytime from February 10 – November 1, 2022

2023

Spring exams

  • Apply from January 11 – March 31
  • Exam writing window: May 1 – 15
  • Receive your results in June

Fall exams

  • Apply from June 5 – September 30
  • Exam writing window: November 1 – 15
  • Receive your results in December

Renewal by continuous learning

  • Apply anytime from January 11 – December 16, 2023