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Initial Exam Fees

CNA member fee Non-member fee²
Exam fee $5701 $7561
Pearson VUE test centre fee $105 $105
Exam rewrite3 $3651 $4841

Applicable taxes will be added to the above fees.

1 These fees include a non-refundable administrative fee of $125.

2 Member rate is available to RNs and NPs who:

If you are an RN or NP in Ontario or Quebec, you can join CNA anytime and also apply to become a Canadian Nurses Protective Society (CNPS) beneficiary at the same time, for more information visit join.cna-aiic.ca.

3 Certification candidates whose previous exam results were unsuccessful are eligible for a reduced rewrite fee (valid for the next two calendar years).

Pearson VUE writing centres

In addition to the exam fee, there is a Pearson VUE test centre fee ($105 + applicable taxes).

The test centre booking fee goes directly to Pearson VUE to cover the cost of operating its network of computer-based testing centres across Canada. The CNA certification exams are delivered through this network, giving you greater scheduling flexibility by offering a two-week testing window.

Save 20% with de Souza!

Oncology and hospice palliative care nurses who are CNA members and registered with a de Souza exam preparation study group in 2017 can save 20% on their CNA certification fee.

Visit www.desouzainstitute.com to join a study group.

Financial support

Please see the Financial Support section for more information regarding funding opportunities.