Exam Cost, and how to take the Exam Online or at Live Events
Take Online | $399.95
If you want to take the CVNP-BC or CVPA-BC Level IV Exam Online you will be able to take it any time of day or night and any day of the week, including holidays. To get started log into https://accn.configio.com and click on the category entitled Cardiovascular Nurse Practitioner Exam. Both Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants take the same exact exam, but the credential issued will be appropriate to the title of each of these professional groups.
Take at a Live Event | $325 for Members or $375 Non Members
If you are attending a live conference, and have joined our Cardiac Nurse Practitioner Network Membership, you will be able to take it for a reduced rate of $325. All non-Members will pay $375 at Live Events.
Hospital Group Seats Available | Group Seats of 10 NP/PA
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for Group Rates
Hospitals may pay up front for bulk seats for our online exam service and receive coupon codes to give to their staff of choice. There is no time limit to take the exams online after the bulk seats are purchased. If one fails the exam, they may take it a second time for half the price. In order to register for a second chance at half price, the examinee will have to contact the ABCM by emailing us at the email above, and request permission to re-test. The ABCM will send the examinee a list of topics that troubled them in the exam so that they may adequately prepare for their second attempt. They will make their payment directly to ABCM and then be provided with a second coupon to re-enter the exam (Hospitals may not issue second chance coupons).
Knowledge is the Key Requirement
We do not recommend this exam for beginners. We recommend that cardiac nurse practitioners and physician assistants apply themselves to the study of cardiology and have at least 2 years on the job before attempting to take this exam (those that have been a cardiac nurse prior to becoming an NP or PA will have a better chance of passing and will not need 2 years practice as an NP or PA. Success depends on how well one has applied themselves to studying all aspects of cardiology. We do not offer an online prep course for this Exam. We usually host one or two review courses per year. Visit our Conference in the menu panel above to see where this year's Live Course(s) is or are hosted. To register for the Online Exam, visit https://accn.configio.com.
Application for the Exam
Fill out the exam application found at the bottom of this page and submit before going to https://accn.configio.com to register online for the exam.
You will also be asked to fill out a brief application online once you arrive at the LMS platform where the Exam our exam is hosted:
How to Access the Exam After Purchasing it:
We partner with a third party proctoring company for your exam and even though you have already created a log-in, once you click on the link below, the third part proctor will ask you to create a log-in on their site, so please don't confuse this request with what you have already done. Just follow the directions and create a new log-in for the proctor and you should be all set. Thank you and good luck with your exam. Please sign up with your proctor with the web address below:
Taking the Exam at Live Events
Fill out the exam application found at the bottom of this page and submit it at least two weeks before you arrive at the exam site at a live event. If you are even considering taking the exam at a live event, but not sure, please fill out the application anyway so that there will be no delays at the course site.
This is the only Cardiology Exam for NP/PA in the market.
Number of Questions | 225 (Must score 70% to Pass)
There are 225 questions in the Online and Live Exam and consists of multiple choice and true false type questions.
How to Prepare
Once you have signed up and paid for the exam, you will receive a detailed study list for the exam. We recommend that you study online by using references from known sites and that were published within the past 5 years. You may also want to purchase a comprehensive cardiology reference book published within the last 5 years.
We do offer one or two live courses each year to help those interested in preparing for the exam at a live interactive event. Visit our Conference section to see when and where these events are taking place.