CNOR Requirements

  1. I've been working in a main operating room for about 2.5 years now, but I am looking for a change. I have an interview for a completely different department coming up next week. I would like to get my CNOR before I leave the OR just in case I'd like to return in a few years as well as to be able to say I'm certified!

    I know that a requirement to apply for the exam is to be working full/part time in a perioperative setting. However, once your application has been approved, you get a 3 month time span to actually take the exam. If I were to get a new job later this month or next month after my application has been approved, would I still be eligible to take the exam?
  2. 4 Comments

  3. by   jeckrn
    That's a question for the AORN.
  4. by   Rose_Queen
    Quote from jeckrn
    That's a question for the AORN.
    Actually, it's a question for CCI, which is the organization that manages the CNOR certification. The website is Credentialing programs and professional development opportunities for OR nurses
  5. by   K. Taylor
    Here is another page from the CCI website including the steps to becoming a CNOR. They also have a great customer experience team that has answered questions for me. They can be reached at 888.257.2667. Best of luck!
  6. by   maydayrn
    Very helpful link.