I submitted my CCHT examination application and have not heard back, how can I check the status of the application?

CCHT examination applications are mailed directly to NNCCs testing partner, C-NET.  It can take up to 4 weeks from the date the application is received before you receive a permit, pending approval.  If it has been more than 4 weeks since the application was sent, please contact C-NET directly at 800-463-0786 or info@cnetnurse.com.
Please note:  If FastTrack services were requested, the permit should be issued within 1-3 business days.

How will I benefit from obtaining the CCHT-A certification credential?

The CCHT-A shows that you are working at an advanced level of practice and have proven your knowledge and skills by passing the CCHT-A examination. The biggest benefit of this credential may be personal satisfaction. There may be benefits offered by your employer for earning this credential, this would need to be discussed with your employer.


We all know that reality is such that what you learn in books isn’t what you see in actual practice settings. Is the test based on "book-smart" or "street-smart" information?

The preparation of the test is purposefully designed to be legally defensible and psychometrically sound. The test is kept up-to-date by the CNN-NP item writers to make sure every question is pertinent and current to today’s clinical practice. 

What are the range of scores typically seen? How many people pass/fail?

The passing score of the test is determined by a panel of CNN-NPs who serve as subject matter experts (SMEs). Both experienced and newly certified NPs serve on this panel. This group performs a standard setting procedure (Angoff) in which each test question is reviewed to determine its level of difficulty.  The passing score is based on the level of difficulty of the questions and what number of questions need to be answered correctly to identify individuals who have an acceptable level of knowledge and skill.

What can I do if I don’t agree with the options provided for the answers?

The CNN-NP exam is formatted as a multiple-choice test so that there is only one correct answer out of four choices. If you disagree with any specific question or part of the exam you are free to contact NNCC directly after the exam and someone from the CNN-NP board will help answer your concern. 


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