2017 Updates

2017 Updates

NRC Re-Recognizes CBNC

CBNC Diplomates remain eligible to become Authorized Users through NRC's Certification Pathway.To view the official press release, click here.


New Examination Administration Vendor

Beginning in 2017 the CBNC Certification and Recertification Examinations will be administered by Pearson VUE testing centers located throughout the U.S. and abroad. To take a virtual tour of a Pearson VUE testing center click here. For additional information about Pearson VUE security and identification procedures click here.

For International Candidates - if there are no Pearson VUE testing centers within a reasonable distance to your location, you may be able to schedule your examination at a Pearson VUE Authorized Test Center, which may be closer. Pearson VUE Authorized Test Centers are privately owned, third-party testing facilities which provide on-site testing for certification and professional licensure exams. Available centers will be listed when you schedule at www.pearsonvue.com/apca. Pearson VUE Authorized Test Centers usually operate during regular business hours. However, some centers may have evening or weekend appointments available. For test center availability, log in to your Pearson VUE account or find a Pearson VUE representative at www.pearsonvue.com/apca/contact.


New Examination Format and Tutorial 

The certification examination is composed of 160 multiple-choice questions. Examinees will have four (4) hours to complete the examination. The recertification examination is composed of 100 multiple-choice questions. Examinees will have two and one-half (2½) hours to complete the examination. This time includes five (5) minutes specifically allotted for the completion of the NDA and Exit survey. Please take a moment to watch the NEW CBNC EXAMINATION TUTORIAL to see the new look and feel of the examination. For more information click here


Program Verification Update Required - Word version also available

Due to a new documentation requirement, in 2017 all Preceptors attesting to the training of CBNC Candidates must complete and submit the recently amended 2017 CBNC Program Verification Form. This update is required to ensure that classroom and laboroatory training (CLT) is being administered, attended and documented. As of June 1, 2017 all preceptor letters were marked as expired and therefore will not be shown in the preceptor database. We will update the Preceptor Database as new letters are received. If you do not see your preceptor in our database, a new letter has not yet been provided.


Preceptor Attestation Template Update - Word verision also available

Due to new requirements requested by NRC, CBNC has made important updates to our US Formal Pathway Preceptor Letter template.   *ALL US CANDIDATES MUST USE THIS TEMPLATE OR INCLUDE THIS NEW LANGUAGE IN THEIR SUBMITTED LETTER.*  Previous versions of this letter cannot be accepted. Returning Candidates must present a new letter. All other CBNC Candidates are strongly encouraged to use the CBNC templates as they have been crafted to address all the required information needed for approval.