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Exam Preparation

The following information applies to all ANCC exams.

Any changes to the information submitted on your application form must be made within the time frames stipulated in the General Testing and Renewal Handbook and may entail additional fees.

All eligibility requirements must be met and all fees paid at the time you submit your application. Applications received with insufficient funds, missing eligibility documentation, or missing required signatures incur delays which can impact your ability to take a certification exam. See website for most recent eligibility requirements and fees. (Fees are subject to change without notice.)

Special Testing Accommodations
Please see the Special Testing Accomodations section for more details.

Test Sites
You can locate exam test sites, addresses, and phone numbers at

Preparing for the Certification Examination
Study Plan: Approximately six months before you plan to take your exam, develop a study plan. This could include self study, finding a study buddy or group, taking a review course, taking an on-line narrated review course, reviewing current textbooks and articles, or other methods. The key is to have a study plan and follow through with it.