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Fees

Computer-Based Testing Fee Schedule

Initial Testing

NLN member: $400
Non-member: $500

Retest

NLN member: $350
Non-member: $450

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Important Information about Fees:

Practice requirements cannot be waived. Do NOT submit examination application or fees if the eligibility requirements have not been met at the time of application.

Payment may be made by credit card only (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover). Company checks, personal checks, money orders, and cash are not acceptable forms of payment. You must submit a valid credit card in order for your application and registration to be processed.

Upon joining the NLN as a member, it will take approximately 10 business days to receive your NLN membership ID number. It is necessary to have this number in order to register for the CNE examination at the discounted member rate.

The above fees apply to testing within the continental US and Hawaii. If you require testing at a testing center located within one of the U.S. Territories, please contact the NLN's Academic Nurse Educator Certification Program at 618-453-5869 or certification@nln.org to discuss testing arrangements and the applicable fees.

Examination fees will be forfeited under the following circumstances:

  • The candidate appears more than 15 minutes late for the examination.
  • The candidate fails to report for an examination appointment.
  • The candidate wishes to reschedule an examination but fails to contact AMP at least two business days prior to schedule the testing session.
  • The candidate wishes to reschedule the test date and time for the second time.

Please make certain that you carefully review the Candidate Handbook for complete information about the Certified Nurse Educator examination. If you have any concerns, please contact us at certification@nln.org.