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Renewal Fees

CNA member fee Non-member fee2 ProctorU or Pearson VUE booking fee3
Renewal by continuous learning (CL) $317 $420
Applications for late 2020 renewal by CL will also be accepted January 1 – February 28, 2021 (see policy and fee). $416 $519
Renewal by exam $5701 $7561 $105
Inactive status $175

Applicable taxes will be added to the above fees.

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

2Member rate is available to CNA-certified registered nurses and nurse practitioners who

Member rate is available to CNA-certified licensed/registered practical nurses and registered psychiatric nurses who

  • have purchased a membership directly with CNA, or
  • are members of CNA through their membership with the Association of Regulated Nurses of Manitoba

3 This fee is only applicable if you are renewing your certification by exam. Pearson VUE will e-mail you to set up your exam date and location at one of their many writing centres across Canada. This fee is paid directly to Pearson VUE.

Booking your exam

There are two exam-writing options available. You can write at home with a proctor via ProctorU or at a test centre with Pearson VUE.

As with the regular exam application fee, there is an exam booking fee ($105 + applicable taxes). The booking fee goes directly to ProctorU or Pearson VUE to cover their costs of delivering the exams across Canada. The CNA certification exams are delivered through these networks, giving you greater scheduling flexibility by offering a two-week testing window.

Application fee discounts

Specialty association membership discount

Nurses who are members of their national specialty association SAVE 20%* on their initial or renewal application fees. Contact your association to obtain a discount voucher.

Group Incentive Discount

If you are writing an initial nursing certification exam or renewing your nursing certification by exam or continuous learning hours, you might be interested in forming a group to get a discount:

  • 10-29 applicants receive a 10% discount
  • 30 or more applicants receive a 20% discount


  1. A contact person provides CNA with a list of group participants. The contact person must have received consent from the applicants to share their contact information with CNA.
  2. CNA will check the list against its list of applications that have been submitted during the two application windows (applicable for same-year application windows only). At the end of the second exam window (i.e., end of December) individual refunds will be processed, provided the minimum number of applications has been met.

Discount rules

  • Only one voucher can be used per application
  • All vouchers have an expiry date

Financial support

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