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CPEN® Eligibility FAQs



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How many nurses currently hold the CPEN certification?

What are the eligibility requirements to sit for the CPEN exam?

Please provide further explanation of the required 1,000 hours in pediatric emergency nursing practice.

Do I have to sign an attestation statement on my application to confirm eligibility?

Is a BSN required?

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

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