Exam Basics

Eligibility Criteria

Domestic CRNI® Exam applicants must have the following:

  • A current, active, unrestricted registered nurse (RN) license in the United States.
  • A minimum of 1,600 hours of experience in infusion therapy as an RN within the past two years. 1,600 hours of direct bedside care are not required. Nursing experience may be in the areas of nursing education, administration, research, or clinical practice within the infusion specialty.
Application Deadlines
Applications received after regular deadlines are not guaranteed acceptance and will incur a $50 late feeEarly Bird

$50 discount
March ExamNovember 10January 10
September ExamJune 10July 10
Initial Certification Exam Fees                    
INS Member$335$385
International Candidates                              
International Site Fee$140$140

CRNI® Exam Testing Locations

Candidates will have access to the PSI secure testing network, consisting of 260 PSI Premier PLUS® computer- based test centers with a supplemental network of over 340 third-party Authorized centers, for a total of 600 centers available to candidates in the US and Canada and an additional 570+ sites internationally.

For a current listing of PSI Assessment Centers, including addresses and driving directions, select the Infusion Nurses Certification Corporation program by clicking here

Application Confirmation

INCC will send you a confirmation letter by postal mail once your application has been processed and approved. The confirmation letter will include your unique PSI code, which is required to log in to PSI’s website to schedule your exam appointment and to register at the test site.

Scheduling Your Exam

You must schedule a time, date, and location to sit for the CRNI® Exam through PSI. In early February (for a March administration) or early August (for a September administration), you will receive an e-mail from PSI with an invitation to schedule your test appointment. To secure your preferred testing date and time, please book early. You will need your PSI code provided in your Confirmation letter to schedule your testing appointment.



Exam Withdrawal Policy


If written notification of cancellation is submitted to INCC before regular deadlines (see table below), the payee will receive a refund of the exam fee, less a $50 processing fee. No refunds can be issued after regular deadlines.

Cancellation NotificationJanuary 10July 10


Applicants may transfer their exam registration to the next exam. A Transfer Request Form and $50 administrative fee must be processed before the deadlines listed below. Late transfers are subject to a $50 late fee in addition to the $50 administrative fee and are not guaranteed acceptance. You will be required to select your preferred exam administration at the time of transfer. Transfers are offered once only. Refunds are not permitted.


Transfer RequestsFebruary 1August 1

Score Reports

After completing the exam, candidates are asked to complete a short evaluation of their testing experience. Candidates then are instructed to report to the testing supervisor to receive their score report. International candidates will receive their official score reports by postal mail after the exam. You may also access your score report online.

For step by step help accessing the online score report, please click here.

Retaking the Exam

If you don’t pass the exam you can retake it during a future exam administration. You must resubmit a complete application and exam fee to reapply for the exam. You will receive a $50 retake discount on the exam.

Sitting for the CRNI® Exam Outside the U.S.

The CRNI® Exam content is based on U.S. Infusion Nursing practice. The CRNI® Exam is available around the world, but is only available in English. International candidates may be subject to additional fees, and may be required to present additional documentation to be eligible for the CRNI® Exam.

About INS

The Infusion Nurses Society (INS) is an international nonprofit organization representing infusion nurses and other clinicians  who are engaged in the specialty practice of infusion therapy.

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