Five Steps to Certification

Follow these five steps to reach your goal of becoming certified.

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1. Use this calculator to check if you have the necessary experience to sit for the test.
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2. If yes, print the Test Candidate Handbook, review the test content outline (test blueprint) to see the nine major subject areas on the test you will be taking.
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3. Take a practice test to learn your strengths and weaknesses.
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4. Study!
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5. Once you feel ready, gather the documentation you will need (i.e., nursing license, CNE info) and apply.