The mission of the NBCRNA is to promote patient safety through credentialing programs that support lifelong learning.

National Certification Examination (NCE)
For FY 2017, a total of 3,120 NCE exams were administered, with a pass rate (for first-time takers) of 82.6%; the pass rate is lower for repeat examinees.  The total number of candidates who took the NCE and were certified during FY 2017 was 2,437. A list of the newly certified CRNAs by state of residence is published monthly here on the NBCRNA website. 

Self-Evaluation Examinations (SEE)
A total of 3,849 SEE were administered in FY 2017.

Total Number of Certificants FY 2017 
As of Aug. 31, 2017 (end of fiscal year 2017), there were 49,695 certified registered nurse anesthetists ("certificants"). That breaks down to 47,258 CPC compliant (recertified) CRNAs and 2,437 newly certified nurse anesthetists.

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Want to find out more about the Continued Professional Certification (CPC) Program? VIew videos, FAQs, and many more  resources, on the CPC/Recertification page.


The Program Administrator's Guide to Student Management is now available. Click on the link below to access the guide.