CTRN Exam Fees & Discounts

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Individual Self Pay Plan

These fees apply if you or your company is not currently taking advantage of the BCEN Voucher Program. We encourage you to bring the details of the voucher program to your supervisor. Or we can call on your behalf!

For recertification pricing, click here.

Initial ExamInitial Exam - ASTNA MemberMilitary DiscountRetest Cost*
Exam Cost$380$285$195$200
Exam Cost with BCEN Test Assurance$450$355$265$0

*BCEN offers a discounted fee for retest applications up to one year after initial exam date.

BCEN Test Assurance Program

Prepare for a stress-free exam day with BCEN’s Test Assurance program. Offering confidence and peace of mind, BCEN Test Assurance is an optional program allowing initial exam takers a second attempt to pass their BCEN certification exam in the event of an unsuccessful first attempt. Test Assurance is also available for BCEN exam vouchers

BCEN Voucher 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
  • Recertification by CE Attestation or Exam

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

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.

We are proud to offer a reduced application fee of $195 (or $265 with Test Assurance) for active-duty service members, reservists and veterans on all initial, retest and recertification applications.

Military Benefits

BCEN® 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.