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

For complete eligibility, download the CNAMB Handbook.

Certification and Education Status Current, Unrestricted RN License and Diploma, ADN, or Global Equivalent Current, Unrestricted RN License and BSN, BN, or Higher
Current, Unrestricted RN License and BSN, BN, or Higher • 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

Submit your online application by March 31, 2020 by creating a CCI account or logging into your existing account.

3

You will receive an email with instructions for scheduling your exam, which must be taken between April 1 – 30, 2020.

4

Upon application approval and before April 12, 2020, schedule the appointment to take your exam at a Prometric testing facility.

Certification Fee

CNAMB Inaugural Exam Fee

The inaugural CNAMB exam fee for testing between April 1 – 30, 2020 is $145.
Beginning August 3, the standard 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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Get Prepared

CNAMB Exam Resources

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CNAMB Exam Study plan

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

CNAMB Handbook

CNAMB Handbook

The complete guide on the CNAMB credential.

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CNAMB Practice Questions

Explore the format and structure of CNAMB exam questions.

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Earn your CNAMB credential! Apply now for the inaugural exam.

Applications for the inaugural CNAMB exam are now open. Submit your online application by March 31, 2020 by creating a CCI account or logging into your existing account. Applicants must take the exam between April 1 - 30, 2020.