Testing Dates and Fees
Fall 2018 Dates
First day of the testing period: September 22, 2018
Last day of the testing period: October 6, 2018
Application Deadline: August 30, 2018
Winter 2018 Dates (International Candidates Only)
Testing Day: March 24, 2019 (ASPEN19 Conference, Phoenix, AZ)
Application Deadline: February 15, 2019
Spring 2019 Dates
First day of the testing period: April 27, 2019
Last day of the testing period: May 11, 2019
Application Deadline: March 30, 2019
Fall 2019 Dates
First day of the testing period: September 21, 2019
Last day of the testing period: October 5, 2019
Application Deadline: August 15, 2019
NBNSC offers computerized testing for all of its certification programs.
for a link to a computerized testing demonstration. Over 800 domestic and international sites are available, with candidates selecting preferred testing locations after registering for the exam. NBNSC certification exams will be offered at LaserGrade testing centers. To search for the site nearest you:
NOTE: You will not be able to select a testing center on the PSI
site prior to receiving “Examination Scheduling Authorization” for the
certification exam from PTC.
If you will require a special testing location, please submit the
Special Test Center Request Form
and submit with your application.
Arrangements for Candidates with Special Needs
Special testing arrangements may be made for special needs individuals by submitting an application, examination fee, and a letter describing the nature of the disability and the special accommodations needed for testing. Requests for special testing for special needs individuals must be received at least eight weeks before the first day of the testing period.
Application fee for the Certification Examination for Nutrition Support Clinicians:
ASPEN Members $315.00
Non-ASPEN Members $415.00
The reduced registration fee for ASPEN members is nontransferable between individuals or within departments/institutions and is available only to those whose dues are paid in full a the time of exam registrations.
Active members of the Nurses Organization of Veterans
Affairs (NOVA) may sit for the Certification Examination for Nutrition Support
Clinicians at a rate that is $50 less than the non-ASPEN member rate. Active NOVA members, at the time of
application submission should submit documentation of active NOVA membership
with their application. Active NOVA
members who are also ASPEN members may not combine the discounts, only one
discounted application fee may be used, either the ASPEN member fee or the
discount for NOVA members.