If you have more than a three-hour one-way drive to the nearest CBT site, please see below and contact AACN via email at firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about paper-and-pencil testing.
The same eligibility requirements apply as for computer-based testing, although paper-and-pencil exam sessions are priced based on the number testing together and may be higher than for CBT. Refer to the Exam Handbook for your certification for details.
For information about paper-and-pencil exams for large groups testing together within the U.S., please contact AACN via email at email@example.com.
Requests for paper-and-pencil testing must be submitted in writing at least three months before the exam date, along with all completed applications and appropriate fees.
An email address for the group point of contact must be provided.
Group discount pricing does not apply to paper-and-pencil sessions.
Exam results are mailed to candidates three to four weeks following paper-and-pencil testing.
Testing Outside the U.S.
Individuals residing outside the U.S. may apply to test at an international testing site. Exams are offered via paper-and-pencil or Web-based testing (Web-based currently applies to Adult CCRN and Neonatal CCRN exams only).
Documentation and verification of the disability or impairment from a licensed professional must be submitted with the exam application and indicated by checking the appropriate box on the exam application.
Special testing accommodations, such as additional testing time, reader signer or amanuenses, require advance approval.
Only candidates approved by AACN Certification Corporation will receive special accommodations during testing.
Scheduling for the hearing impaired is available online at www.goAMP.com.
Candidate Evaluations or Complaints
You may provide comments for any test item during a computerized exam by clicking on the button displaying an exclamation point (!) to the left of the TIME button.
This opens a dialog box to enter comments.
Only comments submitted at the test site will be considered during the final scoring process.
Because of test security considerations, you will not receive individual replies about the content of test items, nor will you be permitted to review test items after completing the exam.
At the conclusion of the exam, you may complete a brief survey about test administration conditions.
Please mail complaints or comments about assessment site facilities, test supervision or any other matter related to the testing program to AACN Certification Corporation, 101 Columbia, Aliso Viejo, CA 92656-4109 or via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Provide your name and address in all correspondence.
When questions or comments concern an exam already taken, the date of the exam and the location of the testing site must also be noted.