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Founded by Dr. Margery Garbin in 1992, the Center for Nursing Education and Testing (C-NET) has provided a complete range of test development and administration services for over 30 years. C-NET's staff has extensive knowledge and experience with certification examinations, administering over 10,000 certification exams on an annual basis. Our wide range of test development and administration services include:

  • psychometric consulting

  • practice analysis surveys

  • guidance and support for accreditation

  • scoring and score reporting

  • standard-setting

  • candidate management services



C-NET offers personalized customer service that we tailor to our client's specific needs and expectations. Our long-held partnership with PSI means our clients can enjoy the benefits of multi-channel test delivery in over 400 sites nationwide. PSI operates in 160 countries and delivers over 15 million tests and assessments per year globally, so C-NET clients receive the ultimate solution for secure and standardized testing. PSI’s Certified Test Center Administrators are backed by innovative security tools that allow for total control over testing standards, testing staff, and scheduling.

​C-NET offers a highly competitive and negotiable fee structure for our services, with the ability to customize our services to meet the needs of certification programs of any size, large or small. Read on to see what our clients have to say about C-NET:

  • item writing facilitation

  • item bank maintenence

  • test assembly


…C-NET has been instrumental in assisting our organization through and to accreditation by the American Board of Nursing Specialties (ABNSC). The staff assisted ANCB every step of the way offering guidance and support. They have gone well beyond their stated duties to answer all ANCB questions and concerns about the accreditation process. C-NET staff is personable, professional, and knowledgeable in all aspects of the certification examination processes. Working with C-NET has been a truly wonderful experience.

Suzan Blacher, PhD, RN, CARN

President, Addiction Nursing Certification Board (ANCB)

Suzan Blacher

… I whole-heartedly recommend C-NET and the staff. They are committed and focused on producing a high quality, rigorous and defensible certification examination. Dr. Margery Garbin demonstrates leadership, knowledge and vision that covers all aspects of the certification process. The team has made a positive impact on the development of GNCC and our Certification Program. I look forward to many more productive years of partnership between C-NET and GNCC.

Dr. George Byron Peraza-Smith, DNP ARNP GNP-BC NP-C CNE GS-C FAANP

President, Gerontology Nursing Certification Commission (GNCC).


Although the RNCB is one of the smaller boards working with C-NET, that did not deter them from working diligently to automate the CRN exam and partner with PSI to ensure the computerized testing process for the exam would be successful. Other services provided to RNCB by C-NET include item writing, practice analysis/role delineation studies, sending test permits to candidates, and reporting of test results. Item writing, for example, can be a long and tedious process, but C-NET has an uncanny ability to make it enjoyable while still challenging the item writers to develop exam-worthy questions.

Elizabeth Anderson RN MSN CRN CNL

President, Radiologic Nurses Certification Board (RNCB)


As of December 2018, CBUNA CUNP® certification program was granted accreditation by ABSNC. The review team complimented CBUNA on the application for its thoroughness and compliance with the rigorous ABSNC standards. It was with the help of Dr. Margery Garbin and the C-NET team that we received such high accolades. Working with C-NET has been an overall great experience and has ensured that our certification exams and results are administered and processed efficiently and accurately. I highly recommend C-NET services.

Marianne Borch, RN, BSN, CURN

President, Certification Board for Urologic Nurses and Associates (CBUNA)


I have been working with C-NET since 2006 when I became a member of the group brought together to develop the Certified Nephrology Nurse-Nurse Practitioner (CNN-NP) certification examination. C-NET was instrumental in guiding us through that process. 

Peg and her staff at C-NET have been amazing. They are on top of certification examination development and all that it encompasses. They are always willing to go above and beyond to assist the Commission and Exam Boards with any requests.

Katherine H. Houle,

Executive Director NNCC

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