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Certified Addictions Registered Nurse


Offered by:

Addictions Nursing Certification Board (ANCB)

Care of C-NET

35 Journal Square, Suite 901

Jersey City,NJ 07306

201.217.9083 (Voice)

201.217.9785 (Fax)



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In order to recertify, one will need 60 points of credit as well as verification of a minimum of 2,000 hours (1 year) of addictions nursing experience as a registered nurse in a staff, administrative, teaching, consultation, private practice, counseling, or research capacity within the past four years. At least 51% of the 60 CEU’s for recertification must be directly related to Addictions Nursing.



*NOTE: Fee changes effective December 1, 2017:


$225 – IntNSA Members, $275–Non-IntNSA Members 

Exam Dates & Deadlines:

The CARN-AP exam has year-round Computer-Based Testing (CBT). Please allow 3-4 weeks for processing applications.  Exam Permits reflecting a 90-day testing window will be mailed to eligible candidates.  Candidates will have 90 days to schedule and take the exam.


4 years from the date of passing exam.


Handbook - Application - Study Materials:

Exam Fee:

$225 or $275 for current IntNSA Members

Recertification Application Submission:

You must not submit your application for recertification until you are within up six (6) months of your recertification deadline. Applications submitted before the six-month mark will be refunded. To avoid a lapse in certification, all applications should be submitted no less than four (4) weeks prior to the certification deadline.”


4 years from the date of passing exam.

ANCB Certificant Directory:

To check your certification expiration date, Find your name on the ANCB Certificant Directory by clicking here: https://www.intnsa.org/ancb/certificants/