Exam Date and Fees

Testing Site

CNC offers computer-based testing at Prometric SMT testing centers for the CNL certification exam. NOTE: Please review the CNC’s COVID-19 Information Page for testing center openings and closures.

Examination Dates

Summer 2020: July 13 - August 7, 2020
Registration Deadline Extended: 7/3/2020
Fall 2020: November 23 - December 4, 2020
Registration Deadline Extended: 10/26/2020
Winter 2021: January 25 - February 12, 2021
Registration Deadline Extended: 12/7/2020
Spring 2021: April 19 - May 14, 2021
Registration Deadline Extended: 3/15/2021
Exams will be administered at Testing Centers ONLY. NOTE: Once registered and confirmed, you will receive an email 2 weeks before the beginning of the testing period to select the testing center location, exam date, and time.

Exam Fees

Initial Exam Fee (1st Time Applicant Only)       $425.00
Retake Exam Fee       $325.00


NOTE: All fees are subject to change and are non-refundable. Candidates may not retest during the same testing period. Applications must be submitted online by the deadline. There are no exceptions. Access to the exam will be denied if payment has not cleared at least 5 business days prior to the beginning of the testing period.