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Examination Information

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Frequently Asked Questions

Eligibility Requirements

To review all eligilbility requirement click here to review the handbook.

CARN Requirements
Hold a current, full, and unrestricted license as a registered nurse (RN) in the United States, its possessions or Canada. Have a minimum of 2000 hours (one year) of nursing experience related to addictions as an RN and evidence of 30 hours of continuing education related toaddictions nursing within the last three years.

CARN-AP Requirements
Hold a current, full, and unrestricted license as a registered nurse (RN) in the United States, its possessions or Canada. A Master's degree or higher in nursing. Minimum of 500 hours of supervised, direct client contact in advanced clinical practice working with individuals and families impacted by addictions/dual diagnoses.All 500 hours may be earned while in the master's program.

Examination Fees

CARN Examination Fees
IntNSA Members $195
New Member $395
Non-Members $455

CARN-AP Examination Fees
IntNSA Members $295
New Member $495
Non-Members $555

Exam Periods and Application Deadlines

Certification testing is conducted twice a year (May and October) with applications due April 1 and September 1 for the respective testing periods.

Scheduling an Exam

For those of you wishing to apply for CARN and CARN-AP certifications download the Candidate Handbook and Application.  Or you may request an application from intnsa@intnsa.org.

Should you have questions, please call at (877) 646-8672.  

 




 

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