CNOR Exam Deadlines and Pricing


CCI offers monthly testing and application deadlines to meet the needs of busy perioperative nurses.  

Before you are able to sit for an exam, you must first submit your application to test. Once your application has been approved, you will be able to schedule a date, time, and location that are convenient for you. The CNOR exam is offered Monday through Saturday except major holidays. You may schedule your testing date any time during the three months after the month of your application. For instance, if you apply in January, then you may test any time during February, March or April.

If you apply in... You can test in...
 January February, March or April
 February March, April or May
 March April, May or June
 April May, June or July
 May June, July or August
 June July, August or September
 July August, September or October
 August September, October or November
 September October, November or December
 October November, December or January
 November December, January or February
 December January, February or March


 CNOR Exam Application Fee  $395
 CNOR Exam Take 2
 Recertification: Contact Hour 1/1-7/1  $325
  7/2-12/31 $375 
 Recertification: Points  1/1-7/1 $325
  7/2-12/31  $375
 Recertification: Exam  $395
 Emeritus (Retired) Status  $125
 File for Extension  $195

Take 2

The CNOR Exam Take 2 program allows a CNOR-eligible nurse to take the CNOR exam twice in a 12-month period if the first attempt is unsuccessful. CNOR Exam Take 2 at $445 for both members and non-members. Learn more about the Take 2 Program.

Refunds and Withdrawals 

Learn more about CCI's Refund and Withdrawal Policies.