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Initial Certification

Thank you for your interest in the CNA Certification Program and for pursuing your specialty certification credential!

Care to Be the Best!

Join the growing network of more than 17,000 CNA-certified RNs at the leading edge of health care.

As a certified RN you are…

  • Recognized nationally for your practice excellence and commitment to lifelong learning
  • Valued by employers, because your certification demonstrates specialized knowledge
  • Viewed as having enhanced professional credibility, because your certification shows you Care to Be the Best!

Important dates — 2017 initial exam

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Spring Jan. 3 – March 1 May 1 – 15 June
Fall June 1 – Sept. 1 Nov. 1 – 15 Dec.

Important dates — 2018 initial exam

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Spring Jan. 10 – March 1 May 1 – 15 June
Fall June 1 – Sept. 1 Nov. 1 – 15 Dec.

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