Certification Group Discount

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To help more nurses become certified, AACN offers a group discount to individual nurses, hospitals and AACN chapters submitting 10 or more certification exam applications together. AACN members save even more on exam fees – multiply your savings by becoming an AACN member when submitting your Certification Group Discount application. As a member, you will receive discounts on both certification and membership fees, and have access to unlimited free CEs.

Certification Group Discount Pricing:

Requires a group of 10 or more to receive discount.

Eligible Exams
Member Pricing
Nonmember Pricing
CCRN or PCCN
Member Pricing
Regular Price: $250
Group Discount: $225
Nonmember Pricing
Regular Price: $365
Group Discount: $335
CMC or CSC
Member Pricing
Regular Price: $140
Group Discount: $120
Nonmember Pricing
Regular Price: $230
Group Discount: $210

How do I take advantage of the Certification Group Discount?

For Certification Candidates

  • Gather at least 10 colleagues who want to become certified (10 person minimum for discount)
  • Designate a single contact person to serve as group coordinator.
  • Complete the special two-page exam application and one-page honor statement for your selected exam, found in the Certification Group Discount Exam Application.
  • Provide your completed application and exam fee to your group coordinator.
  • Once your group’s applications are processed, each group member will receive an email from AACN with instructions about how to schedule your exam appointment.

For Group Coordinators

  • Set a due date for receiving all applications to encourage timely completion by candidates.
  • Collect all exam applications, honor statements and payments, and review them for completeness. Payment must accompany each exam application.
  • Complete the Cover Sheet for Group Application Submissions (page 12 of Certification Group Discount Exam Application).
  • Mail the completed cover sheet plus all applications, honor statements and payment(s) together to:
    AACN Certification Corporation
    Attn: Margie Elmi
    27071 Aliso Creek Road
    Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
  • You will be notified via email once the group applications are received and processed. An email with exam scheduling information will be sent to each applicant.

Group Discount FAQ

Which certification exams are eligible?

The Certification Group Discount is valid for CCRN, PCCN, CMC and CSC exams.


Do all 10 applications have to be for the same exam?

No. Different exams may be combined in the group application packet to reach the minimum number of 10 applications.


What testing methods are available?

Exams must be taken via computer-based testing at a PSI testing center or via live remote proctoring from your own computer/desk in a quiet, private location. For details, refer to the Certification Exam Policy Handbook. This discount is not available for group paper-and-pencil exam sessions.


Do AACN members and nonmembers pay the same discounted exam price?

No. AACN members pay at least $85 less than nonmembers. Nonmembers may take advantage of a special discounted membership rate of $69 per year (normally $78) by submitting a membership application at the same time they apply for the group exam discount (valid for new or renewing members; no minimum).

Need more information?

For questions about the Certification Group Discount, please email certcorp@aacn.org or call us at 800-899-2226, ext. 259.