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Test Score Reports & Retest Application Procedures

Test results are pass or fail. If you fail, your score report will include diagnostic information for each content area of the test. Review your exam results and the Test Content Outline to gain insight into your performace.

Apply to Retest

If you do not pass a certification exam, you may apply to retest after 60 days. Applicants may not test more than 3 times in any 12 months. Please wait 5 days after examination to submit a retest application online. 

Retest applications are reviewed as unique applications with each application subject to eligibility requirements. To be eligible for retest, applicants must meet all eligibility requirements in effect when the retest application is submitted. ANCC may require supporting documentation to determine eligibility.

To submit an application, visit Our Certification page and select your certification. Under Apply > Initial Certification Application > click Apply Online to login.

Effective September 1, 2014, the retest fee is $270.


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