Steps for Certification

Steps for Certification


 1.   Apply for the exam.

You may apply for the exam by going to www.alnursing.org/certification/apply. Complete and submit an Application for Examination for Certified Assisted Living Nurse online. Or, you may submit the completed application, appropriate fees, and affidavit by regular mail.

 Note: Member fee: $150, Non-member fee: $250

2.    Wait for your password validation.

After submitting your application, affidavit and fees, you will receive a password and instructions on how to take the exam within 10 working days.  You will then have up to 120 days to complete the exam. If you exceed 120 days to complete the exam, you will then have to re-apply, with another application and fee.

3.   Complete the exam online.

Once you begin the exam, you must complete the 100 question exam. You may not go back to the exam, once you have exited the exam. Complete instructions will be sent to you.

4.    Wait for results.

Within 5 working days, you will receive your test results. You must have a passing score of 75% or better. If you do not pass the exam, you may pay a $15.00 processing fee each time and retake the exam.

5.    Receive Certification.

Upon meeting the prerequisite requirements, and successfully passing the exam, the RN or LVN/LPN will receive a certificate that the they are a “Certified Assisted Living Nurse.” We suggest that you present this certificate to your employer as evidence of your commitment to assisted living and to your professional advancement.