Steps to Earning Your CRRN Certification
1. Confirm Eligibility
Candidates for the CRRN® examination must meet the following eligibility criteria at the time of application:
2. Exam Deadlines and Fees*
ARN members: $285
If you are not currently an ARN Member but would like to become one and receive the reduced rate, join ARN prior to submitting your application.
*The fees are subject to change.
To register for the examination, candidates must submit the complete application with payment by the deadline.
3. Prepare for the exam
Candidates are strongly encouraged to review CRRN examination content outline when preparing for the examination. The examination is based on current knowledge of theory and practice in rehabilitation nursing. The recommended resources listed here, although not comprehensive, may be helpful to review in preparing for the examination. Check with a local ARN chapter or within your facility to find CRRN exam study groups.
4. Review the candidate handbook and apply for the exam
Candidates are strongly encouraged to review the candidate handbook and then apply for the exam via an online portal. Once your application has been approved, you will receive an e-mail containing a link to the examination schedule and you will schedule your examination based on the test site availability.
5. Schedule the Exam
Testing takes place in June and December. Each testing center maintains its own schedule, based on overall demand and scheduling constraints. Some centers have a limited schedule or limited seating. Testing appointments are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Not all international test sites are available for this examination. For a list of test centers, click here.