Financial Support

Financial Support

Below you will find a few suggestions and opportunities for potential funding to cover the costs of certification.

Canadian Nurses Foundation (CNF)

CNF awards specialty certification bursaries to successful candidates. The bursaries cover the cost of the initial or renewal certification application fee. Visit the CNF website or call 1-844-204-0124.


Your provincial or territorial government may have funds available for nurses involved in continuous learning, certification or both. For more information, visit your province or territory’s government website or contact its chief nursing officer or nursing regulatory body.

National nursing specialty association

Some national specialty associations offer funds for nurse members pursuing initial certification or renewal. For more information, visit your national nursing specialty association website.