How to Apply

How to Apply

Applications are accepted online only. 

Our online application allows applicants to complete the application process entirely online without mailing any documents.  The online process walks applicants through the following steps:

  • Register for an online account
  • Read, download & print the appropriate Certification or Recertification Bulletin (2018 Coming Soon!)
  • Fill in the application form
  • Upload supporting documents
  • Print a copy of your application for your records
  • Submit payment via credit card

Applications made online must be submitted by 11:59 pm Eastern Time on the deadline date listed to qualify for that fee. The online application program will close at 11:59 pm Eastern Time on October 10, 2018.

Please keep a copy of your receipt. Each receipt contains a date stamp and serves as confirmation that your application has been received by our system. You will be notified via email once CBNC staff begin review of your application. Please allow a minimum of 7-10 business days for application review and check your email frequently for any correspondence from CBNC. Applicants may return to the site at any time to check the status of their application and/or update their contact information.  Please refer to our FAQ section for additional details.


  • The online application will not allow you to upload additional documents after payment has been submitted. Therefore applicants are strongly advised to carefully review all supporting documents prior to submitting payment.
  • Applicants who submit applications with missing supporting documents will be assessed a $75 fee.
  • Payment must be made by credit card. CBNC accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover.

Applications are not being accepted at this time.


The following statements apply to all applicants:

  • To be considered complete, applications must include the application form, payment and all required documentation.
  • Incomplete applications are subject to a nonrefundable $75 resubmission fee.
  • All applicants are strongly encouraged to read the appropriate 2017 CBNC Candidate Bulletin or 2017 CBNC Recertification Bulletin as they are bound by the policies and guidelines contained therein (2018 Coming Soon!).
  • All applicants are required to review the CBNC Certification Program Testing Information and Policies Guide. All  applicants must acknowledge receipt of this document prior to submitting an application and are bound by the policies contained within. 
  • Applicants will receive automated notifications regarding the status of their application. Please include *, * and * in your list of allowed email senders.