CSSM Deadlines and Fees


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

You select the month in which you want to take the exam. Once your application has been approved, you will be able to schedule a date, time, and location that are convenient for you. The 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.


CNOR Certified $275
Non-CNOR Certified $350

Credential Period 

Reflecting the fast pace of change in the surgical services arena, the CSSM credential will be valid for three years after which time a certificant must complete the CSSM recertification process to renew the credential.   Sign Up to Learn More About the CSSM