Group and Bulk Discount Programs

Group Discount Program

AACN Certification Corporation offers discounted exam application fees to hospitals or AACN chapters submitting ten (10) or more applications together in one packet. The group discount is valid for initial CCRN, CCRN-E, CCRN-K, PCCN, CMC, CSC, ACNPC-AG, ACCNS-AG, ACCNS-P and ACCNS-N certification exams to be taken via computer-based testing at an AMP Testing Center. (Group discount does not apply to group paper & pencil exam sessions).

A single contact person for the group may request the discount by collecting exam applications/fees and submitting them along with the Cover Sheet for Group Application Submissions, which can be found in the Group Discount Exam Application.

Different exams may be combined in the packet to reach the minimum number of 10 applications. Proper payment for each exam must accompany the applications.

Group discount exam pricing is as follows:

Number of

Group Discount


Group Discount
10+ CCRN, CCRN-E or CCRN-K $205 $310
  PCCN $155 $235
  CMC or CSC $100 $170

The discounted group pricing varies for AACN members and nonmembers. If nonmembers wish to join at the same time as applying for the exam, they may pay $69 for a year of membership (regular annual AACN membership fee is $78) along with member pricing for their exam.

Anyone applying as part of a group is eligible for the $69 membership rate (no minimum; new or renewing member). Learn more about AACN Membership.

All applicants must meet eligibility requirements for their respective exam and thoroughly review the exam handbook for their certification program prior to applying.

To apply, candidates will need to:

  • Complete the special 2-page exam application and 1-page honor statement for your selected exam found in the Group Discount Exam Application.
    • ACNPC-AG, ACCNS-AG, ACCNS-P and ACCNS-N applicants should use the application/documents found in the corresponding exam handbook and include the discounted group fee as listed in the table above.
  • Provide your completed exam application and fee to your group coordinator/contact person.

The group coordinator/contact person will need to:

  • Set an internal due date to receive all applications. 
  • Collect all applications and payments, and review for completeness. 
  • Complete the Cover Sheet for Group Application Submissions located in the Group Discount Exam Application
  • Submit the completed cover sheet, all applications and fee payment(s) in the same envelope to:

Jean Evingham, Customer Care
AACN Certification Corporation
101 Columbia, Aliso Viejo, CA 92656

The contact person will be notified via email when the group of applications is received and processed. An email and postcard with exam scheduling information will be sent to each applicant.

Each applicant has a 90-day period during which to schedule and sit for their exam. Advantages of computer-based testing include immediate score reporting and flexibility of scheduling.

Testing is offered six days per week, twice daily at over 175 Applied Measurement Professionals, Inc. (AMP) testing centers across the U.S. Locate your nearest computer-based testing center.

For questions about the group discount program, please email or call (800) 899-2226, ext. 265.

Bulk Discount Program

A bulk discount on certification exam fees may be obtained by an employer's purchase of 30 or more prepaid exam vouchers. Bulk vouchers are available for computer-based testing only.

The bulk voucher order must be received at least 1 month in advance of desired testing dates and is applicable for CCRN, CCRN-E, CCRN-K, PCCN, CMC and CSC certification exams to be taken via computer-based testing at an AMP Testing Center (Discount does not apply to group paper and pencil exam sessions or to ACNPC-AG, ACCNS-AG, ACCNS-P, ACCNS-N and CNML exams).

Different exams may be combined to make up the minimum of 30 exam vouchers. Prepaid vouchers will be provided for the employer to distribute to exam candidates. Candidates will then attach the voucher to their standard certification exam application.

Vouchers are valid for three years from the date of issue, may not be redeemed for cash or for another exam type and will not be replaced if lost or stolen.
Voucher orders will be processed within 1 week of when payment is received. Processing time depends on the number of orders being processed and the number of vouchers ordered. If you are working under a timeline, please note this on your order.

Vouchers cover the exam fee only, not AACN membership. 

Find out how to qualify for a bulk AACN membership discount, or call AACN Customer Care at (800) 899-2226 for more information.

Bulk discount certification pricing for 30 or more vouchers is as follows:

Exam Nonmember
Price per
Bulk Discount Price per Application Discounted Price Paid by Employer


$330 $180 $5,400 (if all CCRN, CCRN-E or CCRN-K)
PCCN $275 $145 $4,350 (if all PCCN)
CMC or CSC $205 $100 $3,000 (if all CMC or CSC)

An employer may request a bulk discount by completing the Bulk Discount Certification Exam Voucher Request Form.

Mail completed form and check to:

AACN Certification Corporation
Attn.: Amy Shaw
101 Columbia, Aliso Viejo, CA 92656  

For questions about the bulk discount program, please email or call (800) 899-2226, ext. 334.

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