testing dates

Mark your Calendar for the Next CNSC Testing Period

Spring 2024 Dates

First day of the testing period:

April 27, 2024

Last day of the testing period:

May 11, 2024

Application Deadline:

March 13, 2024

Fall 2024 Dates

First day of the testing period:

September 14, 2024

Last day of the testing period:

September 28, 2024

Application Deadline:

July 31, 2024
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Fall 2024 Application Late Deadline: August 14, 2024. Applications submitted during the late deadline period will incur a $50 late fee in addition to the standard application fee. Applications will not be accepted after this deadline, no exceptions.

testing locations

Find a Testing Center Nearest to You

NBNSC offers computerized testing for its certification program.  Domestic and international sites are available, with candidates selecting preferred testing locations after registering for the exam. NBNSC certification exams will be offered at Prometric testing centers.

  • The NBNSC also gives candidates the option to test via a live remote proctored exam.  Details about the live remote proctored option are available in the candidate handbook.     
  •  If you will require a special testing location, please refer to the  PTC website for details.  
  • Special testing arrangements may be made for candidates with special needs. Please refer to the PTC Website for details.

NOTE: You will not be able to select a testing date on the Prometric site prior to receiving “Examination Scheduling Authorization” for the certification exam from PTC. 


COVID-19 Update

Please refer to the Professional Testing Corporation (PTC) website for continued 
updates on testing centers impacted by COVID-19.


testing fees

CNSC Exam Application Rates

Application fee for the Certification Examination for Nutrition Support Clinicians:

$330 ASPEN Member

$430 Non-ASPEN Member


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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 at 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.