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Exam Scoring & Retesting

Test results are pass or fail. If you fail, your score report will include diagnostic information for each content area of the test.

Apply to Retest
If you do not pass a certification exam, you may retest after 60 days. Candidates may not test more than 3 times in any 12 months. To retest, candidates must meet eligibility requirements in effect when the retest application is submitted. ANCC may require supporting documentation to determine eligibility. Effective September 1, 2014, the retest fee is $270.

To apply for retesting, please wait 5 days after testing to apply for a retest online. Then visit www.nursecredentialing.org/Certification and choose your certification. Under Apply > Initial Certification Application > click Apply Online to login.

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Certification Videos

Watch the APRN and specialty certification videos here! These videos explain the certification process and inspire nurses to pursue professional excellence through certification.

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