Test SpecificationsApplication

CANS Eligibility

At the time a nurse applies to sit for the certification exam, applicants must:

What to know when applying

1 Follow the directions in the application.
2 Once completed, send your application, supporting documentation and payment by US mail to C-NET (Center for Nursing Education and Testing)
3 For confirmation of receipt or to follow up on status of application, please contact C-NET at (201) 217-9083 or info@cnetnurse.com.
4 C-NET will contact you via US mail two weeks prior to the exam stating your eligibility for the exam.
5 Two weeks prior to the exam, C-NET will mail you a permit with the date, time, and location for the exam. You may not take the exam without this permit. This permit will arrive via US mail.
6 After taking the exam, you will receive your results 4-6 weeks later via US mail.
7 Recertification is done every 3 years. You must meet all eligibility requirements in order to recertify.

2020 Exam Dates

The dates and information provided below are for information only.
For information regarding specific test sites, locations and times, please go directly to the C-NET website, where full details are available. The PSNCB uses the Center for Nursing Education and Testing (C-NET) for our certification examinations and their team has the most up to date information on examination dates, locations and times.
Location Exam Date Application Deadline Application Late Fee Deadline*
Las Vegas April 26 deadline has passed Not offered
San Mateo October 15 August 1 September 1

Certification Examination & Other Fees

$295* ISPAN members (membership must be current)
$395* Non-members
$25 Nonrefundable Application Fee
$100 Late Application Fee

*Please note that $25 of the exam fee is non-refundable should an application be withdrawn in accordance with PSNCB policy.