Certification Statistics

CCI credentials are the gold standard in perioperative certification. The CNOR and CSSM credentials are accredited by the American Board for Specialty Nursing Certification (ABSNC). CNOR is also accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA).

In accordance with accreditation standards, CCI publishes certification statistics on an annual basis. Information is published per credential including number of testing candidates, pass/fail statistics, number of certificants, and data on recertifications. 


2022 - Year to Date

Number of Candidates Tested*

  • CNOR: 2,098
  • CSSM: 33
  • CNAMB: 30
  • CFPN: 45

*Numbers provided for candidates tested are from January 2022 - September 22.

 

Pass/Fail Statistics*

  • CNOR Pass Rate: 68%
  • CSSM Pass Rate: 30.3%
  • CNAMB Pass Rate: 76.7%
  • CFPN Pass Rate: 91.1%

*Pass rates based on first time examinees from January 2022 - September 2022.

2021

Number of Candidates Tested*

  • CNOR: 3,705
  • CSSM: 59
  • CNAMB: 47
  • CFPN: 282

*Numbers provided for candidates tested are from January 2021 – December 2021.

 

Pass/Fail Statistics*

  • CNOR Pass Rate: 66.5%
  • CSSM Pass Rate: 81.4%
  • CNAMB Pass Rate: 70.2%
  • CFPN Pass Rate: 87.6%

*Pass rates based on first time examinees from January 2021 – December 2021.

Number of Certificants as of 1/6/2022

  • CNOR: 39,202
  • CSSM: 368
  • CNAMB: 325
  • CFPN: 171
  • CNS-CP: 23
  • NPDA-BC: 12

 

Recertification Rate 2021*

  • CNOR: 6,328   77.4%
  • CSSM: 113  81.9%
  • CNS-CP: 1

*Numbers and percentages provided for January 2021 – December 2021.

2020

Number of Candidates Tested*

  • CNOR: 3,036
  • CSSM: 58

*Numbers provided for candidates tested are from January 2020 – December 2020.

 

Pass/Fail Statistics*

  • CNOR Pass Rate: 71.5%
  • CSSM Pass Rate: 90.2%

*Pass rates based on first time examinees from January 2020 – December 2020.

Number of Certificants as of 12/31/2020

  • CNOR: 41,049
  • CSSM: 338
  • CNAMB: 262
  • CNS-CP: 25

 

Recertifications in 2020*

  • CNOR: 6,574 
  • CSSM: 67
  • CNS-CP: 3

*Numbers provided for January 2020 – December 2020.

For previous years numbers, click here.