Certification

About the CNAMB

CNAMB certification assesses the knowledge and skills of a perioperative nurse with a minimum of two years of clinical practice in the ambulatory surgery setting. The CNAMB credential validates a certificant has met established eligibility standards of competence.

Overview

CNAMB Exam Overview

Subject Areas
CNAMB Subject Areas
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Eligibility

CNAMB Exam Eligibility

Certification and Education Status Current, Unrestricted RN License and Diploma, ADN, or Global Equivalent Current, Unrestricted RN License and BSN, BN, or Higher
Do not hold accredited perioperative-related credential • Current employment in an ambulatory surgery setting
• 2 years and 2,400 hours* experience
• 50 points
• Current employment in an ambulatory surgery setting
• 2 years and 2,400 hours* experience
Hold accredited perioperative-related credential** • Current employment in an ambulatory surgery setting • Current employment in an ambulatory surgery setting

* A minimum of 500 hours must be in the intraoperative setting.
**Examples Include CNOR®, CAPA®, CPAN®, CGRN, CSSM®, and CNS-CP®.

Application Process

CNAMB Exam Application Process

1

Confirm your certification eligibility.

2

Determine when you would like to take the exam. Your testing window will begin the calendar month after your application is approved.

3

Once applications open, you may submit your application online at any time by creating a CCI account or logging into your existing account.

4

You will receive an email with instructions on scheduling your exam at a Prometric testing facility.

Certification Fee

CNAMB Exam Fee

Once applications open in early 2021, the fee will be $350.

3 year credential

Get Prepared

Primary Exam References

These texts are the primary references for the CNAMB exam. Download our CNAMB Study Plan for reference material by subject area.

Text Book

Guidelines for Perioperative Practice

AORN. Denver, CO: Current Edition

Text Book

Berry and Kohn’s Operating Room Technique

Phillips, N. (Ed.). (13th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Elsevier.

Text Book

Alexander’s Care of the Patient in Surgery

Rothrock, JC. (Ed.). (16th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Elsevier.

Text Book

Drain’s Perianesthesia Nursing: A Critical Approach

Odom-Forren, J. (7th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Elsevier.

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CNAMB Exam Resources

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CNAMB Exam Study plan

Develop a personalized study plan with CCI’s free preparation tool.

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CNAMB Practice Questions

Explore the format and structure of CNAMB exam questions.

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CNAMB Exam Preparation

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Applications for CNAMB will open in early 2021. Sign up to receive an email reminder when it's time to apply.