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Renewal by Exam

The exam application period is now closed for 2019.

You are eligible to renew your credential by rewriting the certification exam if you:

  • Are CNA-certified
  • Are registered or licensed to practise
  • Have completed 2,925 hours of experience in your nursing practice specialty over your past five-year certification term

However, most candidates renew through continuous learning.


If you renew by exam, you will have to pay the exam fees at application time. Note: a Pearson VUE test centre fee will be additional. Pearson VUE will email you to set up your exam date and location at one of their many writing centres across Canada. This fee is paid directly to Pearson VUE.