Test SpecificationsApplication

CPSN Eligibility

At the time a nurse applies to sit for the certification exam, applicants must:


What to know when applying

1 Follow the directions in the application.
2 Once completed, send your application, supporting documentation and payment by US mail to C-NET (Center for Nursing Education and Testing)
3 For confirmation of receipt or to follow up on status of application, please contact C-NET at (201) 214-9083 or info@cnetnurse.com.
4 C-NET will contact you via US mail two weeks prior to the exam stating your eligibility for the exam.
5 Two weeks prior to the exam, C-NET will mail you a permit with the date, time, and location for the exam. You may not take the exam without this permit. This permit will arrive via US mail.
6 After taking the exam, you will receive your results 4-6 weeks later via US mail.
7 Recertification is done every 3 years. You must meet all eligibility requirements in order to recertify.


2019 Exam Dates

Site Location Exam Date Application Deadline Application Late Fee Deadline*
Maui Derm Conference Colorado Springs, CO June 20-22, 2019 April 26, 2019 May 10, 2019
ISPAN Annual Meeting San Diego, CA September 23, 2019 July 29, 2019 August 12, 2019
Maui Derm Conference Asheville, NC October 3-5, 2019 August 9, 2019 August 23, 2019
Cross National Locations October 19, 2019 August 23, 2019 September 6, 2019
You may submit your application beginning February 1, 2019.
*Add $25 late fee to application


Certification Examination & Other Fees

$195 ISPAN members (membership must be current)
$295 Non-members
$25 Nonrefundable Application Fee
$20 Returned Check Fee