Certification Program FAQs

Certification for Nurse Educators FAQs

  • Do I need to be a member of the NLN to take a certification exam?

  • How does the NLN define function in the full scope of the academic faculty role?

  • How do I register for a certification exam?

  • What is the cost of an examination?

  • When is my certification renewal due?

  • What will I need to renew and maintain my certification?

  • Can eligibility requirements be waived?

  • Is it possible to adjust an achieved score on a certification exam?

  • Who sets the pass score for certification exams? What is the process?

  • How are the exams developed?

  • What is the difference between certification and a certificate?

  • How do I know what is the best study material to use when preparing for the exam?

  • What is a Self-Assessment Exam (SAE)?

  • Can I voluntarily change the status of my certification?

  • Should the certification exam be used as a measurement of program outcomes?

  • How can I become involved in the certification program?