ONC Examination Scholarship
ONCB® offers two ONC examination scholarships annually that cover full cost of testing for award winners. One scholarship is offered only to NAON memberships, while the other may be given to a non-NAON member. Deadline is January 1 annually, and winners must test during the award year. For example, applications received by January 1, 2014, were considered for 2014 examination awards.
Click here to view and print the scholarship application form.
Exam Fee Schedule
Effective January 1, 2014:
$290 NAON members, online application
$315 NAON members, paper application
$405 non-members, online application
$430 non-members, paper application
$340 NAON members, online application
$365 NAON members, paper application
$455 non-members, online application
$480 non-members, paper application
Payment of examination fees can be made by personal check, company check, cashier’s check, or money order payable to “AMP.” Visa, MasterCard, AmericanExpress, and Discover are also accepted.
Each candidate’s eligibility period for testing is determined by the test vendor AMP based on the date of application approval, and is communicated to the candidate by email and postcard. Candidates who do not schedule their exams before expiration of the eligibility period will forfeit their exam fees.
ONCB reserves the right to make fee changes at any time.
ONCB announces Retest for Success program
ONCB now offers Retest for Success…a unique program to help RNs earn the only credential that recognizes their commitment to lifelong learning and the high level of knowledge that contributes to effective orthopaedic patient care.
With Retest for Success, participating health care facilities can register groups of 5 or more RNs or NPs to take the ONC® (basic credential) or ONP-C® (nurse practitioner credential) examination. Candidates do not need to test together; they can develop their own exam preparation plans and schedule their test dates any time within 90 days after registration. Nearly 80% of ONC candidates pass on their first examination attempt. As a participant in Retest for Success, however, any nurse who is not successful on the first attempt can retest in the next 90 days without paying additional exam fees.
Read more on the Retest for Success page.
If you’re not part of a Retest for Success hospital…
If your organization does not have a Retest for Success contract, please consider another group discount option. Groups of five nurses…could be co-workers, could be members of the same NAON chapter who live across town…can submit printed exam applications and fees together to get $30 off each the ONC exam or $34 off the ONP-C exam. Group members do not need to test together. Get cost information in the Candidate Handbook.