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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


Fall 2019: November 25-December 6, 2019
                  Registration Deadline: 10/28/2019

 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         11/27/2019         No
Drexel University      Philadelphia, PA         TBD         Yes
Rush University      Chicago, IL         12/2/2019         No
Saint Louis University      St. Louis, MO         TBD         Yes
Saint Xavier University      Chicago, IL         12/6/2019         Yes
University of Nevada, Reno      Reno, NV         12/3/2019         Yes
University of North Carolina at Pembroke      Pembroke, NC         12/5/2019         No
University of Pittsburgh      Pittsburgh, PA         12/6/2019         No
University of San Diego      San Diego, CA         12/6/2019         No
University of Virginia      Charlottesville, VA         TBD         Yes
Xavier University      Cincinnati, OH         12/3/2019         Yes


Winter 2020: January 27-February 14, 2020
                  Registration Deadline: 12/9/2019

 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          1/27/2020         Yes 
Drexel University      Philadelphia, PA         TBD         Yes
Rush University      Chicago, IL         1/27/2020         No
Saint Louis University      St. Louis, MO         TBD         Yes
University of Nevada, Reno      Reno, NV         2/10/2020         Yes
University of Virginia      Charlottesville, VA         TBD         Yes


Spring 2020: April 20-May 15, 2020
                  Registration Deadline: 3/16/2020

 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         4/27/2020         Yes
Drexel University      Philadelphia, PA         TBD          Yes
Rush University      Chicago, IL         4/20/2020         No
Saint Louis University      St. Louis, MO         TBD         Yes
University of Nevada, Reno      Reno, NV         4/27/2020         Yes
University of Virginia      Charlottesville, VA         TBD         Yes

 

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.