Apply & Schedule Your CTRN Exam

You’re prepped, you’re ready… now what? It’s time to set your career in motion and achieve more than you thought possible. BCEN certification is more than a certificate or some letters after your name -- it’s an accomplishment that will make you proud and will give you a renewed sense of purpose. Now that you’ve gone through the journey of learning and preparing for the CTRN exam, all that’s left is to submit your application and set the date!
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Submit Your CTRN Application

Once you’ve read and understand the eligibility requirements, you’re ready to complete your application. You will fill out your application online, but before you can schedule your exam, you’ll need to pay for it in full. There are two ways to do this:

Online: Use a credit card number or a prepaid voucher number* to submit your payment along with your application for instant processing. *If using a voucher number, you will need to have the voucher number when you schedule your exam.

By mail: Complete your application and print your Confirmation of Form Completion. Mail this, along with your check payable to BCEN, to BCEN, c/o Foster Results, 1950 E Greyhound Pass #18-367, Carmel, IN 46033.

Note: Online application and payments are processed immediately and will enable you to schedule your exam on the day of application. Mail applications can take up to four weeks to process, and you will be unable to schedule until you receive your exam eligibility email.

Schedule Your CTRN Exam

You may see CTRN test dates for test centers and Live Remote Proctoring to schedule your exam once you have received your exam eligibility email. Your exam will be scheduled through PSI, the company that administers the exams, and may be scheduled at any of their testing locations worldwide. A few things to keep in mind:

  • You must schedule and sit for your CTRN exam within your 90-day testing window, which you will receive upon completing your CTRN application.
  • We encourage you to schedule your date to sit for the exam promptly, as test center seat availability is on a first-come, first-served basis. Please note: You cannot walk in to sit for an exam; it must be scheduled.
  • To gain admission to your testing center or live remote proctored exam, you must present a valid ID. The first and last name you use to register for the exam must match your ID exactly. Check BCEN’s candidate handbook for complete identification requirements.
  • Please be aware that test takers will be asked to undergo a metal detection wanding inspection as part of the security checks at the test center.
  • There are no reschedule/cancellation fees for candidates who cancel and reschedule your appointment more than 48 hours prior to your scheduled appointment time (this is calculated based on the time zone of the testing center where you have an exam scheduled or the location of live remote proctoring) AND you are still within your 90-day eligibility window.
  • Candidates who fail to cancel and reschedule within these guidelines or do not show for their appointment will forfeit the full exam fee.
  • For current information on scheduling your exam and PSI’s updated testing policies surrounding COVID-19, please visit our Coronavirus Updates page.


Learn More:

If you have questions about applying for or scheduling your CTRN exam, call +1-877-302-BCEN.

If you need to speak to someone at PSI about rescheduling your exam, contact them directly at +1-833-518-7459.

Ready to schedule your exam, but aren’t sure your international degree or licensure qualifies you? International candidates can pursue verification through our International Credential Evaluation service, offered through a partnership with CGFNS International, Inc. Find out if you’re eligible, and begin the process right here.