Certification

Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) OHN Specialty Certification

CNA certification is a nationally recognized nursing specialty credential for nurses. In 2019, the CNA introduced the first certification for licensed/registered practical nurses.

To become certified, you must pass a rigorous computer-based exam. There are two exam windows annually. Your exam preparation will be unique, depending on what you already know in your specialty. CNA offers many  exam preparation resources, as do many  nursing specialty associations.

If you become certified, your credential will be valid for a five-year term. At the end of five years, you can renew by submitting a record of continuous learning hours or rewriting the exam.