CNA Rehabilitation Nursing Certification

The Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) offers certification in 20 nursing specialties. The certification credential is part of a respected national certification program. Certification became available to Canadian rehabilitation nurses in 2006.

The certification credential is an important indicator to patients, employers, the public and professional licensing bodies that the certified nurse is qualified, competent and current in a nursing specialty. Certified nurses have met rigorous requirements to achieve this expert credential.

Take a moment to read about the CNA Rehabilitation Nursing Certification Program it may be one of the best career moves you make. By achieving certification, you’ll commit to a national standard of professional competence that demonstrates your broad understanding of your rehabilitation nursing specialty.  The official designation letters, CRN(C), are engraved on the pin provided to candidates who have successfully passed the rigorous national practice and knowledge requirements of the certification exam. CARN encourages you to wear your pin with pride!

2017 CNA Certification Application Information

CNA is pleased to announce that CNA certification examinations have moved to computer-based testing. Initial and renewal applications are entirely online as of 2016.

Initial Exam

Fall: Application period is June 1 – September 15, 2017 with the exam window November 1 – 15, 2017

Renewal due in 2017

Renewal by exam – Online application process will open on:

Fall:  Application period is June 1 – September 15, 2017 with the exam window November 1 – 15, 2017

Renewal by continuous learning – Online application process will open on: January 3, 2017 – November 30, 2017

Stayed tuned to the CNA Certification website (getcertified.cna-aiic.ca) for updates and upcoming webinars with helpful information about online applications.

Resources for Applicants

Use the following links for further certification information:

Click here for Rehab Nursing Competencies on the CNA site

Once you have decided to apply for Certification in Rehabilitation Nursing, or are renewing your CRN(C) certification, you may find it helpful to belong to CARN if you are not already a member. Click here for more information.