Dates & Fees

Testing Site

CNC offers computer-based testing at Prometric SMT testing centers for the CNL certification exam.

Examination Dates

Summer 2023: July 10-August 4, 2023 Registration Deadline: 6/5/2023
Late Deadline: 6/12/2023
Exam Change Deadline: 6/12/2023
Fall 2023: November 20-December 1, 2023 Registration Deadline: 10/23/2023
Late Deadline: 10/30/2023
Exam Change Deadline: 10/30/2023
Winter 2024: January 22-February 9, 2024 Registration Deadline: 12/4/2023
Late Deadline: 12/11/2023
Exam Change Deadline: 12/11/2023
Spring 2024: April 15-May 10, 2024 Registration Deadline: 3/11/2024
Late Deadline: 3/18/2024
Exam Change Deadline: 3/18/2024
Summer 2024: July 8-August 2, 2024 Registration Deadline: 6/10/2024
Late Deadline: 6/17/2024
Exam Change Deadline: 6/17/2024
Fall 2024: November 18-November 29, 2024 Registration Deadline: 10/21/2024
Late Deadline: 10/28/2024
Exam Change Deadline: 10/28/2024
Exams will be administered at Testing Centers ONLY. 
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.

Candidates that choose to take an unscheduled bathroom break must ask the test center proctor. The clock does not stop on their exam during this time.

Exam Fees

Initial Exam Fee (1st Time Applicant Only)   $425   $475
Retake Exam Fee   $325   $375


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.