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Exam Date and Fees

Types of Testing Sites

CNC offers computer-based testing for the CNL certification exam. Candidates have two types of exam sites where they can take the test:

  1. Onsite at the candidate’s school of nursing (see listing below)
  2. Administered at a SMT testing center if the school of nursing exam site is not conveniently located. View Testing Centers (by city/state) hosting the CNL exam.

Note: If you plan on taking the exam at a different CNL school of nursing as listed below (not the CNL program you graduated from), you can click on the hyperlinked school name to send an email to the CNL Program Director to request approval to sit for the exam with their cohort.

Examination Dates and Locations


Spring 2019: April 22-May 17, 2019
                  Registration Deadline: 3/18/2019

 Schools of Nursing Hosting the Exam:   

 

 

 City, State:

 

     

 Exam Date:

 

     

School allows CNL 
students/faculty from 
other schools of nursing 
to take the exam: 

                           
Augusta University      Augusta, GA         5/17/2019         Yes
Columbia College of Nursing      Glendale, WI         TBD         No
Drexel University      Philadelphia, PA         TBD         Yes
Elmhurst College      Elmhurst, IL         5/16/2019         No
Mount St. Joseph University      Cincinnati, OH         4/24/2019         No
Moravian College      Bethlehem, PA         5/2/2019         No
Ohio State University      Columbus, OH         5/3/2019         Yes
Rush University      Chicago, IL         4/22/2019         No
Saint Louis University      St. Louis, MO         5/14/2019          Yes 
Saint Xavier University      Chicago, IL         5/10/2019         Yes
Texas Woman's University      Houston, TX          5/1/2019         Yes
University of Alabama      Tuscaloosa, AL         5/17/2019          Yes 
University of Alabama at Birmingham      Birmingham, AL         4/23/2019         No
University of California, Los Angeles      Los Angeles, CA         5/10/2019         No
University of Maryland (No seats left)     Baltimore, MD         5/3/2019         Yes
University of Nevada     Reno, NV         5/13/2019          Yes
University of Pittsburgh      Pittsburgh, PA         5/14/2019         Yes
University of San Diego      San Diego, CA         5/10/2019         Yes
University of San Francisco      San Francisco, CA         5/14/2019         No
University of South Carolina Upstate      Spartanburg, SC         5/16/2019         Yes
University of Tennessee Health Science Center      Memphis, TN         5/3/2019         Yes
University of Virginia     Charlottesville, VA          5/7/2019, 5/8/2019, 5/9/2019         No
University of Wisconsin      Milwaukee, WI         5/16/2019         No 
University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh      Oshkosh, WI          5/3/2019         No
Washburn University      Topeka, KS         5/02/2019         Yes
Xavier University      Cincinnati, OH         TBD         Yes


Summer 2019: July 15-August 9, 2019
                  Registration Deadline: 6/10/2019

 Schools of Nursing Hosting the Exam:   

 

 

 City, State:

 

     

 Exam Date:

 

     

School allows CNL 
students/faculty from 
other schools of nursing 
to take the exam: 

                           
Augusta University      Augusta, GA         7/26/2019         Yes
Central Methodist University      Fayette, MO         8/9/2019         Yes
Georgetown University      Washington, DC         8/5/2019         No
Rush University      Chicago, IL         7/15/2019         No
Saint Louis University     St. Louis, MO         TBD         Yes
Saint Xavier University      Chicago, IL         8/9/2019         Yes
The University of Alabama     Tuscaloosa, AL         8/9/2019         Yes
University of the Incarnate Word      San Antonio, TX         7/26/2019         Yes
University of Maryland School of Nursing      Baltimore, MD         8/2/2019         No
University of Massachusetts      Amherst, MA         7/17/2019         No
University of Nevada, Reno      Reno, NV          8/5/2019         Yes
University of Rochester      Rochester, NY         7/19/2019         Yes
University of San Francisco      San Francisco, CA         7/26/2019         No
University of Virginia      Charlottesville, VA         TBD         No

 

Exam Fees

Administered at a School of Nursing         Online Application 
CNL Exam Registration Fee (1st Time Applicant Only)       $350.00
Re-testing CNL Exam Registration Fee       $250.00
         
Administered at a Testing Center  
       
CNL Exam Registration Fee (1st Time Applicant Only)       $425.00
Re-testing CNL Exam Registration 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.