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SANE Certification Exam Details

  

Before applying to sit for either the SANE-A® or SANE-P® certification examination, please download the Certification Examination Handbook. It includes all the information you need: the eligibility requirements, the fees and deadlines, sources for exam preparation, and links to the online application. Also, be sure to review the Certification Checklist.

 

 

Eligibility:

  • 2 or more years' practice as an RN
  • Completion of a minimum 40-hr SANE didactic course by an accredited provider
  • Completion of a SANE clinical preceptorship
  • Accrual of 300 hours of SANE-related practice* within the past 3 years (at least 200 with the intended exam population)
  •  *practice=providing patient care, taking on-call shifts (even if not seeing a patient), precepting/teaching, consulting, and engaging in peer review

     

    For more details, see the Certification Examination Handbook and the Certification Checklist.             

               

    Download the Handbook


    Fees

    Early Discount (ends 2/4/2021

    $275 IAFN members (US/Canada)

    $425 Non-members (US/Canada)

    $350 International members

    $475 International Non-members 

     

    Late Filing (ends 2/11/2021)

    $425 IAFN members (US/Canada)

    $575 Non-members (US/Canada)

     

    $500 International members

    $625 International Non-members 

     

    Retesting Early Discount (ends 2/4/2021)

    Valid for those retesting for the first time within one year

    $150 IAFN members

    $250 for non-members (US/Canada)

     

    $275 International members
    $375 International Non-members 

     

    Retesting Late Filing (ends 2/11/2021)

    Valid for those retesting for the first time within one year

    $300 IAFN members

    $400 for non-members (US/Canada)

     

    $425 International members
    $525 International Non-members 

     

    Test Dates/Location:

     

    Fall Exam: September 1 - 30, 2020

    June 1, 2020 - Application Window Opens

    July 9, 2020 - Application Window Closes

    July 16, 2020 - Application Late Filing Window Closes 

     

    Testing Locations

    Testing is available in more than 700 cities in more than 70 countries.
    For a list, visit: https://www.scantron.com/programs/international-association-of-forensic-nurses/

     

    Questions?

    See our frequently asked questions. If you still have questions, feel free to call the Association and speak to Kathleen Maguire (410-626-7805) or email: certification@forensicnurses.org

     

     

     

    Commission for Forensic Nursing Certification

    Certification granted by the Commission for Forensic Nursing Certification (CFNC) is pursuant to a voluntary procedure intended solely to test for special knowledge. The CFNC does not purport to license, to confer a right to privilege upon, nor otherwise to define the qualifications of any person for nursing practice. The significance of certification in any jurisdiction or institution is the responsibility of the candidate to determine. The candidate should contact the appropriate nursing body or institution to determine practice implications.

     

     

     

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