||To be determined eligible to participate in the certification examination, candidates must meet the following requirements:
1. Hold a current, full, and unrestricted license as a registered nurse (RN) in the United States, its possessions or Canada. If licensed in more than one jurisdiction, the candidate must hold full and unrestricted licenses in all jurisdictions. Non-US nurses who meet the eligibility criteria are also invited to apply for the CARN examination, but must submit evidence of equivalent licensure as RN.
2. Have a minimum of 2000 hours (one year) of nursing experience related to addictions as an RN in a staff, administrative, teaching, private practice, consultation, counseling, or research capacity and
3. 30 hours of continuing education related to addictions nursing within the last three (3) years.