Advanced Practice Nursing Certification Fees

There are many organizations, boards, and centers that may certify specific roles as a nurse, whether you are a nurse practitioner, clinical nurse specialist, or registered nurse. We’ve outlined some of the major nursing certifying bodies and their correlating abbreviations for you at the bottom of this page for reference.

Information for certifications, fees, renewals periods, and availability was retrieved as of December 2019. For the most up-to-date information on your interested nursing certification, refer to the certifying body’s website.

Nurse Practitioner Certifications

Nurse Practitioner Certifications
Specialty Certifying Body Initial Fee Renewal Fee Renewal Period
Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (ACNP)
(Renewal only available)
ANCC N/A $375 Non-Member
$275 ANA Member
$295 AANP Member
5 years
Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Certification - Adult Gerontology (ACNPC-AG) AACN $255 Member
$360 Non-Member
Practice/CE: $120/$220
Exam/Practice/Pharma CE: $120/200
Exam/CE: $120/$220
5 years
Adult Nurse Practitioner (ANP-BC)
(Renewal only available)
ANCC N/A $375 Non-Member
$275 ANA Member
$295 AANP Member
5 years
Adult Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC)
(Renewal only available)
ANCC N/A $375 Non-Member
$275 ANA Member
$295 AANP Member
$250 APNA Member
$295 ISPN Member
5 years
Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (A-GNP) AANP $290 Member
$365 Non-Member
Clinical Hours: $170/$245
Exam: $290/$365
5 years
Advanced Oncology Certified Nurse Practitioner (AOCNP) ONCC $296 Member
$416 Non-Member
$225 for +65
$315 for Non-Member +65
ONC-PRO: $340/$460
Test: $296/$416
Test and ONC-PRO: $396/$496
4 years
Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner- Acute Care (CPNP-AC) PNCB $385 Modules: $170
Module/CE: $130
CE: $85
Record Year Review: $65
1 year
Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner- Primary Care (CPNP-PC) PNCB $385 Modules: $170
Module/CE: $130
CE: $85
Record Year Review: $65
1 year
Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP-BC) ANCC $395 Non-Member
$295 ANA Member
$340 AANP Member
$290 AANP Student Member
$375 Non-Member
$275 ANA Member
$295 AANP Member
5 years
Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) AANP $290 Member
$365 Non-Member
Clinical Hours: $170/$245
Exam: $290/$365
5 years
Gerontological Nurse Practitioner (GNP-BC)
(Renewal only available)
ANCC N/A $375 Non-Member
$275 ANA Member
$295 AANP Member
$295 GAPNA Member
5 years
Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Certification (PPCNP-BC)
(Renewal only available)
ANCC N/A $375 Non-Member
$275 ANA Member
5 years
Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (Across the Lifespan) (PMHNP-BC) ANCC $395 Non-Member
$295 ANA Member
$340 AANP Member
$290 AANP Student Member
$220 APNA Member
$340 ISPN Member
$375 Non-Member
$275 ANA Member
$295 AANP Member
$250 APNA Member
$295 ISPN Member
5 years
Women’s Health Care Nurse Practitioner (WHNP-BC) NCC $325 $100 3 years

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Clinical Nurse Specialist Certifications

Clinical Nurse Specialist Certifications
Specialty Certifying Body Initial Fee Renewal Fee Renewal Period
Adult Psychiatric-Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialist (PMHCNS-BC)
(Renewal only available)
ANCC N/A $375 Non-Member
$275 ANA Member
$295 NACNS Member
$250 APNA Member
$295 ISPN Member
5 years
Advanced Oncology Certified Clinical Nurse Specialist (AOCNS)
(Renewal only available)
ONCC N/A ONC-PRO: $340/$460
Test: $296/$416
Test and ONC-PRO: $396/$496
WOCNCB
4 years
Child/Adolescent Psychiatric-Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialist (PMHCNS-BC)
(Renewal only available)
ANCC N/A $375 Non-Member
$275 ANA Member
$295 NACNS Member
$250 APNA Member
$295 ISPN Member
5 years
Clinical Nurse Specialist Adult Health (ACNS-BC)
(Renewal only available)
ANCC N/A $375 Non-Member
$275 ANA Member
$295 NACNS Member
5 years
Critical Care Nurse Specialist (CCNS) - Adult, Pediatric, or Neonatal
(Renewal only available)
AACN N/A Practice/CE: $180/$260
Practice/Exam/Pharma CE: $200/$305
CE/Exam: $200/$305
5 years
Pediatric Clinical Nurse Specialist (PCNS-BC)
(Renewal only available)
ANCC N/A $375 Non-Member
$275 ANA Member
$295 NACNS Member
5 years

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Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist Certification

Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist Certification
Specialty Certifying Body Initial Fee Renewal Fee Renewal Period
Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) NBCRNA $995 $110 every two years. Effective 2020, $250 every four years  4 years

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Certified Nurse-Midwife Certification

Certified Nurse-Midwife Certification
Specialty Certifying Body Initial Fee Renewal Fee Renewal Period
Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM) AMCB $500 $70 1 year

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Other Nurse Speciality Certifications (A-C)

Other Nurse Speciality Certifications (A-C)
Specialty Certifying Body Initial Fee Renewal Fee Renewal Period
Advanced Certified Hospice and Palliative Nurses (ACHPN) HPCC $345 Member
$465 Non-Member
$310 Member
$430 Non-Member
4 years
Advanced Oncology Certified Nurse (AOCN)
(Renewal only available)
ONCC N/A ONC-PRO: $340/$460
Test: $296/$416
Test and ONC-PRO: $396/$496
WOCNCB
4 years
Ambulatory Care ANCC $395 Non-Member
$295 ANA Member
$295 AAACN Member
$350 Non-Member
$250 ANA Member
$295 AAACN Member
5 years
Cardiac Medical Subspecialty Certification (CMC) AACN $130 Member
$215 Non-Member
CERPS: $60/100
Exam: $110/$155
3 years
Cardiac Surgery Subspecialty Certification (CSC) AACN $130 Member
$215 Non-Member
CERPS: $100/$175
Exam: $110/$155
3 years
Cardiac Vascular ANCC $395 Non-Member
$295 ANA Member
$340 AACVPR Member
$340 SVN Member
$350 Non-Member
$250 ANA Member
$295 PCNA Member
$280 SVN Member
5 years
Case Management ABOHN $150 Application Fee + $250 Exam Fee $50 1 year
Certification for Emergency Nursing (CEN) BCEN $230 ENA Member
$370 ENA Non-Member
CE or Exam: $210/$350 4 years
Certified Ambulatory Perianesthesia Nurse (CAPA) ABPANC $314 ASPAN Member
$424 Non-Member
Exam: $314/$424
Continual Learning: $194/$315
3 years
Certified Breast Care Nurse (CBCN) ONCC $296 Member
$416 Non-Member
ONC-PRO: $340/$460
Test: $296/$416
Test and ONC-PRO: $396/$496
4 years
Certified Clinical Transplant Nurse (CCTN) ABTC $325 $300 3 years
Certified Continence Care Nurse (CCCN) WOCNCB $395 $395 5 years
Certified Flight Registered Nurse (CFRN) BCEN $230 ENA Member
$370 ENA Non-Member
CE or Exam: $210/$350 4 years
Certified Gastroenterology Registered Nurse (CGRN) ABCGN $430 SNGM Member
$520 Non-Member
Computer: $420/$505
Contact Hours: $350/$435
5 years
Certified Hospice and Palliative Nurse (CHPN) HPCC $295 Member
$415 Non-Member
$260 Member
$380 Non-Member
4 years
Certified Medical-Surgical Registered Nurse (CMSRN) MSNCB $255 Member
$375 Non-Member
$175 Member
$275 Non-Member
5 years
Certified Nephrology Nurse (CNN)/Certified Dialysis Nurse (CDN) NNCC Exam: $300/$350 Exam: $300/$350
CE: $150/$175
3 years
Certified Neuroscience Registered Nurse (CNRN) ABNN Credit Card: $300 Member
$400 Non-Member
Check: $325 Member
$425 Non-Member
Credit Card: $275/$385
Check: $300/$410
5 years
Certified Nurse Educator (CNE) NLN $400 Member
$500 Non-Member
$350 Member
$450 Non-Member
5 years
Certified Occupational Health Nurse (COHN) ABOHN $400 Exam + $150 Application $150 1 year
Certified Occupational Health Nurse-Specialist (COHN-S) ABOHN $400 Exam + $150 Application $150 1 year
Certified Ostomy Care Nurse (COCN) WOCNCB $395 $395 5 years
Certified Pediatric Hematology Oncology Nurse (CPHON) ONCC $296 Member

$416 Non-Member

ONC-PRO: $340/$460
Test: $296/$416
Test and ONC-PRO: $396/$496
4 years
Certified Pediatric Nurse (CPN) PNCB $295

CE: $65
Record Review Year: $50

1 year
Certified Pediatric Oncology Nurse (CPON)
(Renewal only available)
ONCC N/A ONC-PRO: $340/$460
Test: $296/$416
Test and ONC-PRO: $396/$496
4 years
Certified Perioperative Nurse (CNOR) CCI $395 CE: $325 - $375
Exam: $395
5 years
Certified Registered Nurse First Assistant (CRNFA) AORN $550 CE or Exam: $450 - $500 5 years
Certified Registered Nurse Infusion (CRNI) INCC $360 Member
$500 Non-Member
Exam: $535/$700
CE: $225/$350
3 years
Certified Rehabilitation Registered Nurse (CRRN) ARN $285 Member
$425 Non-Member
$320 Member
$455 Non-Member
5 years
Certified Wound Care Nurse (CWCN) WOCNCB $395 $395 5 years
Certified Wound, Ostomy Care Nurse (CWON) WOCNCB $395 $395 5 years
Certified Wound, Ostomy, Continence Care Nurse (CWOCN) WOCNCB $395 $395 5 years
Critical Care Registered Nurse (CCRN) AACN $239 Member
$344 Non-Member
Exam: $170/$275
CERPS: $120/$200
3 years

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Other Nurse Speciality Certifications (E-S)

Other Nurse Speciality Certifications (E-S)
Specialty Certifying Body Initial Fee Renewal Fee Renewal Period
Electronic Fetal Monitoring (C-EFM) NCC $210 $50 3 years
Gerontological ANCC $395 Non-Member
$295 ANA Member
$350 Non-Member
$250 ANA Member
5 years
Informatics Nurse ANCC $395 Non-Member
$295 ANA Member
$340 ANIA Member
$350 Non-Member
$250 ANA Member
$295 ANIA Member
5 years
Inpatient Obstetric Nursing (RNC-OB) NCC $325 $100 3 years
Legal Nurse Consultant Certification (LNC) AALNC $350 Member
$495 Non-Member
$300 Member
$445 Non-Member
5 years
Low Risk Neonatal Intensive Care (RNC-LRN) NCC $325 $100 3 years
Maternal Newborn Care (RNC-MNN) NCC $325 $100 3 years
Medical-Surgical Nurse ANCC $395 Non-Member
$2950 ANA Member
$350 Non-Member
$250 ANA Member
5 years
Neonatal Pediatric Transport (C-NPT) NCC $210 $50 3 years
Nurse Executive Advanced (NEA-BC) ANCC $295 Member
$395 Non-Member
$250 Member
$350 Non-Member
5 years
Nursing Case Management ANCC $395 Non-Member
$295 ANA Member
$350 Non-Member
$250 ANA Member
5 years
Nursing Professional Development ANCC $395 Non-Member
$295 ANA Member
$375 Non-Member
$275 ANA Member
5 years
Oncology Certified Nurse (OCN) ONCC $296 Member
$416 Non-Member
ONC-PRO: $340/$460
Test: $296/$416
Test and ONC-PRO: $396/$496
4 years
Orthopaedic Nurse (ONC) ONCB $295 Member
$410 Non-Member
Learning Builder: $230 Member/$345 Non-Member
Paper submission: $230 Member/$345 Non-Member
5 years
Pain Management ANCC $395 Non-Member
$295 ANA Member
$340 ASPMN Member
$350 Non-Member
$250 ANA Member
$295 ASPMN Member
5 years
Pediatric Nurse ANCC $395 Non-Member
$295 ANA Member
$350 Non-Member
$250 ANA Member
5 years
Progressive Care Certified Nurse (PCCN) AACN $189 Member
$289 Non-Member
Exam: $120/$200
CERPS: $135/$215
3 years
Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing ANCC $395 Non-Member
$295 ANA Member
$220 APNA Member
$340 ISPN Member
$350 Non-Member
$250 ANA Member
$250 APNA Member
$295 ISPN Member
5 years
School Nurse NBCSN $360 $245 5 years

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Nursing Certification Bodies

Nursing Certification Bodies
Certifying Body Abbreviation
American Academy of Nurse Practitioners AANP
American Association of Critical Care Nurses AACN
American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants AALNC
American Board for Occupational Health Nurses, Inc ABOHN
American Board for Transplant Certification ABTC
American Board of Certification for Gastroenterology Nurses ABCGN
American Board of Neuroscience Nursing ABNN
American Board of Perianesthesia Nursing Certification, Inc ABPANC
American Midwifery Certification Board AMCB
American Nurses Credentialing Center ANCC
Association of periOperative Registered Nurses AORN
Association of Rehabilitation Nurses ARN
Board of Certification for Emergency Nursing BCEN
Competency & Credentialing Institute CCI
Hospice & Palliative Credentialing Center HPCC
Infusion Nurses Certification Corporation INCC
Medical-Surgical Nursing Certification Board MSNCB
National Board for Certification of School Nurses NBCSN
National Certification Corporation NCC
National League for Nursing NLN
National Board of Certification & Recertification for Nurse Anesthetists NBCRNA
Nephrology Nursing Certification Commission NNCC
Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation ONCC
Orthopaedic Nurses Certification Board ONCB
Pediatric Nursing Certification Board PNCB
Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nursing Certification Board WOCNCB

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Nursing@Simmons is an online Family Nurse Practitioner program designed for currently licensed RNs who are at various stages of their career.

Nursing@USC

The USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work Department of Nursing offers an online Master of Science in Nursing program for aspiring family nurse practitioners through Nursing@USC.

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