Welcome to the Perioperative Community
Perioperative nursing is a challenging career that requires unique and specialized knowledge. Congratulations on choosing this exciting nursing specialty! Your interest in learning more about certification demonstrates your dedication to upholding the highest standards in patient safety.
Certification and Career Progression
Perioperative nurses pursue certification for a variety of reasons, including professional validation, personal accomplishment, and career advancement. Learn more about the benefits of certification.
Demonstrate your dedication to patient safety
Validate your knowledge and skills
Gain the recognition you deserve
Realize your career potential
Do you have under 23 months of Experience? Learn about CFPN Certification
Earning the CFPN entails a diversity of assessments, reflective learning activities, and a knowledge-based exam—a total of four key components that will guide the early career of a perioperative nurse.
Assesses the knowledge and skills of an early career perioperative nurse with under 23 months of experience from initial hire date in the OR.
Over two years of Experience? Learn about CNOR Certification
More than 40,000 nurses currently hold the CNOR credential and consider the designation a personal and professional accomplishment.
Assesses the knowledge and skills of a perioperative nurse with a minimum of two years of clinical practice.
Work in ambulatory surgery and have over two years of experience? Learn about CNAMB Certification
Designed for perioperative nurses working in the ambulatory surgery setting who are seeking to improve and validate their professional competencies.
Assesses the knowledge and skills of a perioperative nurse with a minimum of two years of clinical practice in the ambulatory surgery setting.