Exam fees and eligibility

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Fees:


• The examination fee is $325 for Core exams and $210 for Subspecialty exams, which includes a     
   nonrefundable $50.00 application submission cost.
• The examination fee must be paid when submitting the application.
• After an exam is purchased, there is a 6 hour window to cancel the order.  The order can be canceled by    
   logging into the account and clicking on "Cancel Application" found under the new certification. Only you can cancel the application and you must meet the 6 hour window. 
• After 6 hours, an Exam Withdrawal Request and additional fee is required to withdraw.
• All applications must be submitted online at the NCC website.
• Payment can be made by Credit Card or Check.
• The exam registration catalog lists additional fees that may apply. 
• Exam fees vary depending on the type of test – see listing below.

Subspecialty Exams leading to a C-EFM or C-NPT Certification:
Computer:  $210 exam fee

Core Nursing Certification Exams leading to a RNC Certification
:
Computer: $325 exam fee

Core Nurse Practitioner Exams leading to a NP-BC Certification:
Computer: $325 exam fee

Eligibility Requirements:

Subspecialty Exam leading to a C-EFM Certification:
The following requirement must be met to apply for the Electronic Fetal Monitoring subspecialty certification exam:

  • Current licensure as registered Physician, RN, NP, physician assistant, nurse midwife or paramedic.

Subspecialty Exam leading to a C-NPT Certification:
The following requirements must be met to apply for the Neonatal Pediatric Transport subspecialty certification exam:

  • Current licensure as a Physician, RN, NP, respiratory therapist, paramedic or physician assistant.
  • No practice experience is required but it is recommended that for the best possibility for successfully completing the certification process is that you have a minimum of two years of experience. Review more details in the registration catalog

Core Nursing Certification Exams leading to a RNC Certification:
The following requirements must be met to apply for the following exams: Inpatient Obstetric Nursing, Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing, Low Risk Neonatal Nursing or Maternal Newborn Nursing certification exam: 

  • Current licensure as an RN in the US or Canada
  • 24 months specialty experience as a US or Canadian RN comprised of a minimum of 2000 hours
  • Employment in the specialty sometime in the last 24 months
  • Both practice time and hours must be met. This is not an either/or criterion.

Core Nurse Practitioner Exams leading to a NP-BC Certification:
The following requirements must be met to apply for the Women's Health Care Nurse Practitioner or Neonatal Nurse Practitioner certification exam:

  • Current U.S. nursing licensure is required. (Canadian licensure accepted if the APRN graduated from a NCC approved US program.)
  • Successful completion of a formal nurse practitioner program that prepares neonatal or women's health care nurse practitioners and awards either a graduate's degree (Master's, a post-Master's or DNP) in the specialty
  • To be eligible you must take the certification examination within 8 years of graduation.