ONCC FreeTake Certification Program

Help your nurses earn oncology certification – the no-risk way.

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Enroll in the ONCC FreeTake Program and your nurses can take an oncology certification test up to two times, and you only pay when they pass.

Here’s how it works:

  1. Your institution applies to participate in ONCC FreeTake
  2. You agree to provide at least 10 ONCC test candidates during a 12-month agreement period. (Note: there is no limit on the maximum number of test candidates who may apply to test under this program.)
  3. You distribute specially coded ONCC FreeTake applications to eligible staff. (This allows nurses to apply without payment.)
  4. The nurse applies and takes the test. If the nurse passes, you are invoiced for the test fee. If the nurse doesn’t pass, she/he can apply to retake the test one time within 12 months.
  5. If the nurse passes on the second attempt, you pay the test fee. If the nurse doesn’t pass, you don’t pay (and neither does the nurse).

ONCC FreeTake:

  • Decreases nurses’ test anxiety – nurses can retake the test one time for free
  • Removes the financial burden of paying a test fee up front – your institution is invoiced only if the nurse passes.
  • Eliminates cumbersome accounting processes for reimbursing individual nurses after they pass a test. 

ONCC FreeTake Agreements for 2018 will be available by the end of October 2017.

ONCC FreeTake can be used for all ONCC examinations (OCN®, AOCNP®, AOCNS®, CBCN®, CPHON®, BMTCN®) beginning with 2017 ONCC tests.

Note: ONCC FreeTake is a program designed to help institutions support certification by reducing two of the common barriers that deter nurses from testing: fear of failure and payment of the test fee. Because it is an institutional program, ONCC cannot invoice individual nurses for test payment. Only the institution can be billed for the test fees.

If your institution would like to join the ONCC FreeTake Program for 2017 (the agreement will end December 31, 2017), please download the 2017 Letter of Agreement and email the completed agreement to oncc@oncc.org. Gaining institutional approval may take time, which may limit nurses' ability to test before the end of 2017.