NBCRNA Certification

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

National Certification Examination (NCE)

During FY 2019, a total of 4,338 NCE exams were administered, with a pass rate (for first-time takers) of 84.8%; the pass rate is lower for repeat examinees. The total number of candidates who took the NCE and were certified during FY 2019 was 2,503. A list of the newly certified CRNAs by state of residence is published monthly here on the NBCRNA website. See more information about the NCE on the NCE Resources page.


Self-Evaluation Examinations (SEE)

A total of 6,309 SEE were administered in FY 2019 (between September 1, 2018 - December 31, 2019). See more information about the SEE on the SEE Resources page.

FY 19 SEE Info

Total Number of Certificants FY 2019

As of December 31, 2019 (end of fiscal year 2019), there were 55,700 certified registered nurse anesthetists ("certificants"). There were also 3,114 new students enrolled during Fiscal Year 2019.


CRNA Demographics FY 19


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