CNA Certification

Care to be the best!

CNA certification is a nationally recognized nursing specialty credential for registered nurses. The first certification exam, offered in 1991, was in neuroscience nursing. Today, nearly 16,000 RNs are CNA certified in one of 22 specialties.

Certified RNs are…

  • Recognized nationally for their practice excellence and commitment to lifelong learning
  • Valued by employers, because their certification demonstrates specialized knowledge and brings many benefits to organizations
  • Viewed as having enhanced professional credibility

See more here.

For assistance with exam preparation click here.

Employer Support

Top health-care employers across Canada support certification because they want RNs who are confident in their skill and have expertise in the latest standards of practice and care. CNA is now offering incentives to employers who sponsor 10 or more nurses in becoming certified. – See more at: https://www.cna-aiic.ca/en/certification/employer-zone.

Important Dates

The application dates for 2022 are changing as they finalize the new application system. We will have an update soon!


All certifications set to expire in 2021 are due to renew.

See more at: https://www.cna-aiic.ca/en/certification#sthash.wWKC9eyu.dpuf

Certification Poster 2021