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Certification Exam Fees

Fees must be paid in full at the time of application. Applications received without sufficient funds are delayed until all fees are paid. All fees are payable in U.S. dollars. Fees are subject to change without prior notice.

A fee of $35 will be charged for each check returned to ANCC for any reason. Payment of fees thereafter must be in the form of money order or certified check. Applicants must pay this fee prior to taking an ANCC exam.

Initial Certification Testing Prices 2011 All Exams
Examination fee for
American Nurses Association Members
American Psychiatric Nurses Association Members -
For Psychiatric Exams Only
Discount Rate Organizations* $340
Examination fee for Non-Members $395
Additional/Special Fees for Initial Certification Testing CBT
Permanent Application Withdrawal/
Deemed Ineligible to Test Fee
Change Assigned Test Date/
Testing Window
Verify Certification or Testing Eligibility $40
Re-Scoring $30
International Test Site $125
Replace Certificate $40
Returned Check Fee $35

*discounts on applications may be claimed for up to five business days after ANCC receives your application. Discount claims received after this time will not be honored and refunds will not be issued.