CNS-CP Application

CNS-CP Exam Application

The application for the CNS-CP exam consists of three components:

  1. Paper application
  2. Supporting documents
  3. Payment

CCI cannot process your application until all items are received.



Applications are only accepted via mail. You will need the following information to complete the CNS-CP paper application.

  • Personal contact information
  • Last four digits of your social security number 
  • Birth year 
  • Highest degree earned 
  • Employer contact information
  • RN information – RN license issue date, state licensed to practice 
  • Perioperative work history
  • Supervisor contact information
  • Date began working as a perioperative CNS 
  • Year accredited CNS program completed 
  • Advanced practice population focus 
  • Payment information (check or credit card)

Supporting Documents

In order to validate your eligibility to sit for the CNS-CP exam, CCI must receive the following supporting documents:

  • Original transcript showing completion of CNS program.
  • Current Resume/CV
  • Verification of current RN/APRN licensure from your state board of nursing (copy of printout from SBON website is accepted)  
  • Verification of CNS certification, if held. (A photocopy of wall certificate or wallet card is acceptable).

To expedite processing, please mail your application form, supporting documents and payment in one envelope to:

2170 S. Parker Rd, Suite #120
Denver, CO 80231

Note: Your application cannot be reviewed or approved until CCI receives all of the required documents. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.