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CEN® Eligibility FAQ


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How many nurses currently hold the CEN certification?

Who is eligible to sit for the CEN exam?

How many years of experience do I need as an emergency nurse to sit for the exam?

I no longer work in the clinical setting; can I still sit for the exam?

Can LPNs sit for the exam?

If I am a retired nurse can I still use the CEN credential?

Is a BSN required to sit for the exam?

Are there other stipulations?

Accreditation Board for Specialty Nursing Certification

BCEN's Certified Emergency Nurse (CEN®), Certified Flight Registered Nurse (CFRN®) and Certified Pediatric Emergency Nurse (CPEN®) credential have been accredited by the Accreditation Board for Specialty Nursing Certification (ABSNC).

Air & Surface Transport Nurses Association