Canadian Certified Nurse Educator (CCNE) Certification Exam
Spring: April 2021 (registration will open in fall 2020)
Fall: November 12 & 13, 2020
A sitting of the exam is offered twice a year, in the spring and fall.
Certification for the nurse educator represents a national mark of excellence in the field of teaching and learning related to nursing theory and practice. It communicates to academic institutions, faculty, students, and the community that the educator has achieved and maintains a high academic standard in this area of nursing practice. Those candidates who are successful on the CCNE exam will earn the Canadian Certified Nurse Educator designation, including the right to include it in their signature, and the CCNE pin.
The primary goal of the CCNE certification is to promote high-quality nursing education in Canada by fostering excellence among nurse educators teaching in baccalaureate and/or graduate nursing education programs, as well as among graduate students in nursing who are interested in pursuing an academic career.
CCNE certification recognizes knowledge and expertise related to teaching-learning philosophies and theories, curriculum design, assessment and evaluation of learning, teaching-learning strategies, and the scholarship of teaching.
The CCNE examination assesses candidates on their knowledge and expertise related to teaching-learning philosophies and theories, curriculum design, assessment and evaluation of learning, teaching-learning strategies, and the scholarship of teaching.
The requirements for eligibility to write the CCNE Exam are as follows:
For more information, please review the CCNE Exam Booklet.