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Certification exams

Inpatient Obstetric Nursing

NCC Credential in Inpatient Obstetric Nursing (RNC-OB)

Computer testing

See Overview for more information

Apply for computer testing

Paper & Pencil testing

See Overview for more information

Apply for paper & pencil testing

Only online registrations on this website are accepted. Applications submitted by mail, fax or email will not be accepted and will be returned to the individual.

Download Candidate Guide for what is tested, procedures, rules and policies

Download Registration Catalog for detailed overview of the testing process

This registration portal is only for those taking the test via computer or individual paper and pencil testing. If you are taking the test as part of a group or at a PEC course, select Special Testing Opportunities from the menu on the right or contact your PEC sponsor, ICP sponsor or NCC at info@nccnet.org for further instructions.


Overview

Eligibility Requirements

  • Current licensure as an RN in the U.S. or Canada
  • 24 months specialty experience as a U.S. or Canadian RN comprised of a minimum of 2000 hours (This must have occurred sometime in your career) Specialty experience can be comprised of direct patient care, education, administration or research.
  • Employment in the specialty sometime in the last 24 months
  • Both practice time and hours must be met. This is not a either/or criterion.

  • Complete details are in the CORE RNC Examination Registration Catalog.

Cost for Computer or Paper & Pencil testing

  • $325 which is composed of a $50 non-refundable application fee and a $275 testing fee.
  • Incomplete applications are subject to a $30 reprocessing fee.

Details for Individual Paper & Pencil Testing 

Individuals (being part of a group is not required) can take a paper & pencil test at designated academic centers across the country. View upcoming test dates and sites.

The next available Paper & Pencil testing date will be:

SATURDAY, september 20, 2014
 

REGISTRATION IS OPEN NOW and will close on August 6, 2014.

Upcoming Paper & Pencil Testing Dates:

Testing Date Registration Opens Registration Closes
September 20, 2014 February 26, 2014 August 6, 2014

 

  • Registration for individual paper & pencil testing dates will open approximately 13 weeks before test date.
  • Paper & pencil testing will be held at designated academic and/or other centers across the country. You will need to choose your test site and have the test site code in order to apply.
  • Test sites are distributed by regions throughout the year. If you do not see a center that is accessible to you, check another test date. (Click above for upcoming test dates and sites) Test sites are subject to change without notice.
  • An eligibility letter will be sent once your application has been processed, reviewed and approved. This can take up to 4 weeks.
  • Approximately two weeks prior to your paper & pencil test date, you will receive an admission letter that will recap the reporting time and address of your test site.
  • Test sites are subject to cancellation and candidates so affected will be reassigned to computer testing. If reassigned to computer testing, you will receive a new eligibility letter in the mail with computer testing instructions.
  • A candidate who fails to report for an examination will not receive a refund, but may change their mode of testing. Click here for detailed information and fees on Change Requests for individuals who cannot/did not take their exam as scheduled.
  • Official results will be mailed from NCC within 6 weeks of exam administration (date of certification is based on the date on the official results NOT the exam date).
  • You are not certified until you receive your results in the mail.

Details for Computer Testing

  • There are no application deadlines and a candidate may submit an application at any time.
  • It will take approximately 4 weeks to process, review and approve an application.
  • Eligibility letters are sent out twice a month - on the 15th and last day of each month.
  • If determined eligible, you will have a 90-day window to schedule and take your exam. Testing windows start at 5th and 20th of the month.
  • You will schedule your own exam appointment with AMP either by phone or via the internet.
  • Exams will be delivered via computer at over 100 AMP Assessment Centers geographically located throughout the United States.
  • Exams will be administered by appointment only Monday through Saturday at 9:00 am and 1:30 pm.
  • Candidates are scheduled in a first-come, first-served basis.
  • AMP Assessment Centers are typically located in select H & R Block offices. Click here to review the current list.
  • Prior to attempting the examination, you will be given the opportunity to practice taking a test on computer.
  • A candidate who fails to report for an examination will not receive a refund, but may change their mode of testing. Click here for detailed information and fees on Change Requests for individuals who cannot/did not take their exam as scheduled.
  • After completing the examination, the candidate will receive a preliminary score report.
  • Official results will be mailed from NCC within 21 days of exam administration (date of certification is based on the date on the official results NOT the exam date).
  • You are not certified until you receive your results in the mail.