In light of recent events, NBCSN has shared the following statement.


  • Spring Testing Window: March 1 – April 2, 2023
    • Registration Window: December 5, 2022 – February 1, 2023
  • Summer Testing Window: July 6 – August 2, 2023
    • Registration Window: April 3 – June 6, 2023
  • Fall Testing Window: October 26 – November 19, 2023
    • Registration Window: August 3 – September 26, 2023

Welcome to the “New NBCSN”

The National Board of Certification of School Nurses (NBCSN) Board is excited to announce that we have successfully transitioned to a new management company and a new application service provider.

Our new management company is Association Headquarters (AH). AH is a professional-services firm that specializes in helping non-profit organizations achieve their mission, create value, and advance their causes, industries, and professions. We look forward to working with them to help provide the best service possible for our certificants, applicants, and stakeholders.

Heuristic Solutions, our new application service provider, has a diverse project portfolio ranging from small business sites to mission-critical enterprise applications for Fortune 500 companies. They have worked with us to mold our application process to be specific for your needs, to make it easier for you to apply to take the certification exam, or to complete your recertification application. We will continue to work together to improve our process, watch for new improvements in the future.

Watch for emails and additional announcements regarding new products and continuing improvements in our application process!

In addition, you will notice a bright and modern new look and feel to our website and our NBCSN and NCSN branding. Please let us know what you think at

NBCSN is thrilled to unveil our new website and branding as well as our new management company and application submission system!

Why is it worthwhile to become NCSN certified?

We asked the nurses in the our community why the credential was valuable to them. We’ve always believed that there are many benefits to holding the certification, and our nurses feel the same way!

Download a poster shared with us to help promote the value of certification. to see just a few of the answers we got from our community. And share it with your colleagues to show them the value of certification and help our community grow!