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Hold a current, full, and unrestricted license as a registered nurse (RN) in the United States, its possessions or Canada. Have a minimum of 2000 hours (one year) of nursing experience related to addictions as an RN within the last three years.
Hold a current, full, and unrestricted license as a registered nurse (RN) in the United States, its possessions or Canada. A Master's degree or higher in nursing. Minimum of 500 hours of supervised, direct client contact in advanced clinical practice working with individuals and families impacted by addictions/dual diagnoses.All 500 hours may be earned while in the master's program.
CARN Examination Fees
IntNSA Members $195
New Member $335
CARN-AP Examination Fees
IntNSA Members $295
New Member $435
Exam Periods and Application Deadlines
Certification testing is conducted twice a year (May and October) with applications due April 1 and September 1 for the respective testing periods.
Scheduling an Exam
For those of you wishing to apply for CARN and CARN-AP certifications download the Candidate Handbook and Application. Or you may request an application from firstname.lastname@example.org.
Should you have questions, please call at (877) 646-8672.
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