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You have sacrificed so much to get where you are today. You’ve given up sleep. You’ve sacrificed vacation and time off with friends and family. You’ve forgone things like hobbies, TV, nights out and (sometimes) your sanity. But you shouldn’t have to sacrifice your finances to achieve more in your career. That’s why we offer plenty of opportunities to have the cost of your certification exam reduced or covered.
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Exam Fees

Becoming certified as an Emergency Nurse is an investment in yourself and a commitment to your career and your patients. Become board certified with the only nationally recognized and accredited credentials by ABSNC for emergency nurses. Join the tens of thousands who have made a similar investment.

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BCEN YES YOU CAN! Employer Program

A cost-effective way to save on exam fees. Exams include the CEN, CFRN, CPEN, CTRN and TCRN. For more information, please visit the Employer Program page to learn more.

Price is listed per voucher based on order placed. Valid for 12 months and non-refundable. Voucher is good for one exam.

Vouchers can be applied against any BCEN credential for

  • Initial Exam
  • Retest Exam

Forms of payment accepted: Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.

Number of Test Vouchers PurchasedCost Per Voucher
3-10$195
11-20$190
21+$185

Discounted Fees for ASTNA Members

To become a member of ASTNA, click here.

Initial ExamRetest Initial CertificationRecertification CEs or Exam
If you need another chance to retake the exam, we have this option for you.
$230$200$210

Individual Self Pay Plan

These fees apply if your company is not currently taking advantage of the BCEN Employer Yes You Can! cost-effective voucher program. We encourage you to bring the details of the Yes You Can! Employer program to your supervisor. Or we can call on your behalf!

Initial ExamRetest CostRecertification By Exam or CE CostRetired Cost
If you need another chance to retake the exam, we have this option just for you.When it is time to retire or leave the ED, you don't have to leave your hard-earned credential behind. Every 4 years.
$370$340$350$75

Recognizing Our Military

BCEN is thankful to those who serve in our military and honored that those serving in the world’s best military healthcare systems are earning BCEN specialty nursing certifications. A specialty certification that translates to a civilian career demonstrates a proven knowledge base and commitment to your career and you patients.

Take your Exam on-Base

Certification exams are offered at on-base testing centers and through the global network of Pearson Professional Centers. You can view testing centers near you before you apply for the exam.

Military Benefits

CEN® certifications have been approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) as an educational benefit for military personnel. The certification benefit allows reimbursement of your certification fee, if you’re eligible.

For more information on the certification benefits, or on applying for benefits, visit the VA website where you’ll find a link to the certification page with more information.

The CEN certification is eligible for reimbursement under the MyCAA program for military spouses. Visit MyCAA for more information.