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International Testing

ANCC exams are available internationally. For test center locations, please visit www.prometric.com/ancc.

If you plan to take the exam at any international location, please follow these instructions:

If you are licensed outside the US:
Please have the RN license verified for equivalency by a credentials evaluation organization, such as World Education Services (WES) or CGFNS International (CGFNS) prior to application.

If you were educated outside the US and the exam requires a degree (NON-APRN only):
Please have degrees verified for equivalency by a credentials evaluation organization, such as WES or CGFNS prior to application. This applies to nurses licensed inside and outside the US.

If you are an APRN (Clinical Nurse Specialist and Nurse Practitioner) applicant:
Candidates must meet all current eligibility requirements. This includes: hold a master's, postgraduate, or doctoral degree from a program accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) or the Accreditation Commission in Nursing (ACEN) (formerly NLNAC | National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission). ANCC does not accept individual course-by-course evaluations of programs. This applies to nurses licensed inside and outside the US.

There is an additional fee for international testing.

Due to time zone differences, please provide a viable email address or other means of  communication in case ANCC needs to contact you.

Each international location determines requirements to schedule an exam. Review instructions at www.prometric.com/ANCC.

Candidates will receive test results on-site before leaving the center. If you do not receive your results, contact ANCC immediately.

Contact the ANCC Customer Care Center at 1.800.284.2378 or 301.628.5000 or certification@ana.org for details or if you have additional questions.

International Testing for Military Personnel
Military nurses wishing to take an exam outside of the United States may sit for exams at Prometric™ global testing centers.