Applying for the CNAMB Exam
The Certified Ambulatory Surgery Nurse (CNAMB) certification is designed for perioperative nurses working in the ambulatory surgery setting who are seeking to improve and validate their professional competencies. Earning the CNAMB is a mark of distinction and recognizes the important role nurses play in delivering safe patient care. Learn about the credential, familiarize yourself with the application process, and formulate an exam preparation plan.
CNAMB Exam Overview
CNAMB Exam Application Process
Confirm your eligibility.
Determine when you would like to take the exam. Your testing window will begin the calendar month after your application is approved. Your exam may be taken at an in-person testing center or via remote proctor from the location of your choice.
Schedule your exam by clicking on the "PSI Exam Scheduling" button in your CCI account after your application is submitted. For additional testing center information, please refer to the CNAMB Handbook.
CNAMB Exam Fee
The long-term benefits of holding a credential often outweigh the cost of initial certification.
During the online application process, nurses can elect to register for a single exam take or benefit from the CNAMB Take 2 program. The CNAMB Take 2 program allows a CNAMB-eligible nurse to take the exam twice in a 12-month period if the first attempt is unsuccessful. For more information on the Take 2 program, please see the CNAMB Handbook.
CCI offers volume discounts for health systems seeking to certify multiple nurses. Download the CNAMB Take 2 Facility Enrollment Forms to enroll.
CNAMB Exam Resources
Additional information and resources about preparing for the CNAMB exam can be found in the Learn section.
CNAMB Exam Preparation
CNAMB On-Demand Prep Course
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