NBCRNA Examinations

As a guardian of the public safety, the NBCRNA takes very seriously the integrity of the exams that are the gateway to nurse anesthesia credentials and that are an integral part of nurse anesthesia training. The primary purpose of the NBCRNA is to seek to ensure that nurse anesthetists have the necessary knowledge and skills to practice safely and effectively. In so doing, it also protects the value of the CRNA credential.

Use the navigation menu on the right to access more information and resources on the various examinations including the Self-Evaluation Examination (SEE), the National Certification Examination (NCE), the CPC Assessment (CPCA), statistics, and more.

CPC Assessment Applications - Open July 1, 2021

Applications for the CPC Assessment (CPCA) are now being accepted for all eligible candidates to take the CPCA in the August and November 2021 testing windows. These are the first available testing windows; multiple windows will be available in the coming months and each subsequent year, offering plenty of time and opportunity to take the CPCA. CPC Assessment candidates are eligible when their CPC application is approved, and their credential expiration date is before 6/30/2025.

Ready to schedule? Log into your personalized portal. To view available CPCA resources click the links below.


Watch these videos to find out more about deciding the best way to test or what to expect on test day.