COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information

Your health and safety are our top concern. CNC is actively monitoring the evolving situation to evaluate and communicate potential impacts on CNL students, faculty, exam candidates, practicing CNLs and constituents.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) assesses the health risk from COVID-19 for the general public.

CNC staff will continue to update this page regularly as the situation evolves.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: (Updated August 11, 2020)

CNL Certification Exams

  • At this time, the CNL Certification Exam Administrations will continue as scheduled. NOTE: CNC will make appropriate changes to the exam administration schedule as needed. 
    • Registration is now open for the Fall 2020, Winter 2021 and Spring 2021 testing cycles.
  • All candidates will register to take the exam at Prometric SMT Testing Centers. Due  to the updated guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) to prevent the spread of COVID-19, Prometric SMT has a limited number of open testing centers. NOTE: Please visit Prometric’s Coronavirus Update webpage for information about open testing centers, permissible personal care items, as well as test center cleaning procedures and closures.
  • Candidates can continue to apply for the CNL Certification Exam.

CNL Renewals

  • If your CNL Certification expires on December 31, 2020, log into your MyCNC Profile to submit your renewal application and payment. The registration deadline ends on December 31st. If your CNL Certification expired on December 31, 2019, you are still able to reinstate it through December 31st. 

CNL Certificates and Merchandise

  • At this time, CNL Certification certificates will be provided in electronic format. 
  • Sales of CNL Merchandise via the CNC Portal’s Online Store that must be sent via mail are currently suspended. 
  • However, individuals can purchase CNL Merchandise through CNC’s Scrubin Uniform and Apparel Store. The website and login instructions will be sent to CNC constituents via email.

CNC Operations

  • CNC staff continue to work remotely. Staff can be reached Monday - Friday 7:00 am – 4:00 pm ET via email at and phone 202-370-3608. Once CNC’s office returns to normal operations, staff will mail all certification certificates and packets.


Preventing COVID-19 Spread in Communities

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Directory of Local State Health Departments

Travel Advisories by the US Department of State

Global Map of COVID-19 Cases

CNC Statement on CNL Program Clinical Hours

AACN’s Coronavirus Resources for Nurse Educators