How to apply
To become certified for the first time (initial certification), you must pass the exam.
Read our important dates to learn when you can apply to write the exam for your specialty. If you’re ready to apply, sign in to or or create your CNA account. Before applying, you may want to learn more about the application process.
The certification exams can now be written online from home with ProctorU or in a test centre with Pearson VUE
Nurses certified in any specialty can maintain their credential by renewing every five years through continuous learning or by rewriting the certification exam.
For nurses in Quebec, CNA certification is accredited by the Ordre des infirmières et infirmiers du Québec. Obtaining certification can be claimed as 36 continuous learning accredited hours