Initial Exam Fees

Initial Exam Fees

CNA member fee Non-member fee2
Exam application fee $5701 $7561

Exam writing appointment fee: ProctorU

$85 $85
Exam writing appointment fee: Pearson VUE $110 $110
Exam rewrite3 $3651 $4841

Applicable taxes will be added to the above fees.

1 These fees include a non-refundable administrative fee of $125.

2 Member rate is available to nurses who have purchased a CNA membership.

3 Certification candidates whose previous exam results were unsuccessful are eligible for a reduced rewrite fee (valid for the next two calendar years).

Booking your exam

There are two exam-writing options available. You can write at home with a proctor via ProctorU or at a test centre with Pearson VUE.

In addition to the exam application fee, there is an appointment exam booking fee (+ applicable taxes). The booking fee goes directly to ProctorU or Pearson VUE to cover their costs of delivering the exams across Canada. The CNA certification exams are delivered through these networks, giving you greater scheduling flexibility by offering a two-week testing window.

Financial support

Please see the Financial Support section for more information regarding funding opportunities.