Rest Assured with Test Assured
You’ve done your studying. You’ve taken the practice exams. You’ve answered the weekly study questions on Facebook or the ABPANC website. You are finally ready to take your CPAN or CAPA exam. And to put you on the path to success, ABPANC is now offering a new Test Assured program.
The Test Assured program allows CPAN or CAPA candidates to take the exam twice in a 12-month period if the first attempt is unsuccessful. Now, you have the ability to take the exam a second time—if your first attempt is not successful–for a nominal fee of an additional $50.00 at time of registration.
Over the years, perianesthesia nurses have told us that the best preparation for taking and passing the CAPA or CPAN exam is actually taking the exam. Because you’ve asked for it, we put together this program to provide you with peace of mind. It’s an extra incentive to take that final step in registering for the exam.
Most candidates pass the exam on their first attempt. That’s good news for you. But for some, the first time may make you a bit anxious and a little less prepared than you would like. In the event the first exam is not successful for you, you now have the ability to take the exam again – with the comfort of knowing how the exam is structured and what areas you may need to focus on. And doing this saves you hundreds of dollars!
ABPANC Test Assured Program Terms & Conditions
The CPAN/CAPA Test Assured program allows a CPAN/CAPA-eligible nurse to take the exam a second time for no additional fee, in the event that the first attempt is not successful.
If the candidate’s first exam attempt is unsuccessful, the candidate must re-take the exam in one of the two subsequent exam windows. Visit our Schedules & Fees page for exam window dates and registration deadlines. Individuals must schedule their second exam within this term. There will be no extensions.
Fees and Payments
The cost of the Test Assured program is $50.00 in addition to the regular registration fee. The total fees are as follows:
ASPAN Member Fee: $350.00 + $50.00 = $400.00*
Regular Registration Fee: $424.00 + $50.00 = $474.00*
Organizational Vouchers: $400.00*/each (includes Test Assured)
Participation in the Test Assured program is non-transferable. Candidates choosing the Test Assured option forfeit their eligibility to receive a partial refund of their examination fee.
*If you do not pass the exam on your first attempt, your second examination registration fee is waived.
Guidelines and Restrictions
Once the Test Assured option is purchased, you may use it ONLY after you have taken the exam and failed to pass the exam on the first attempt. Test Assured may NOT be used for any other purpose (inability to test on your scheduled exam date/time, failure to cancel an appointment, as examples). Once you purchase Test Assured, you forfeit your ability to rollover to a future exam window.
- The ABPANC Test Assured program may only be used for initial certification and may not be used for recertification.
- Participants must purchase the Test Assured option separately for the CPAN and CAPA exams.
- Individuals who participate in the Test Assured program are not eligible for a withdrawal or rollover to a subsequent exam. In the event of a personal or family emergency, exceptions may be granted as outlined in the Candidate Handbook.
- If your first exam attempt is not successful, you must take the second attempt within the next 12 months (two administrations). Individuals may not sit for the same exam twice within an administration window.
- Participation in the Test Assured program is non-transferable.
- Participants who pass the CPAN/CAPA exam on the first attempt will not receive another attempt and the program cost is non-refundable.
- Pricing and availability of the Test Assured program is subject to change at any time.
Test Assured Program FAQs
Q: Who is eligible to participate in the Test assured Program?
A: Perianesthesia nurses who meet the requirements to sit for either a CAPA or CPAN exam at the time of application may participate in the program. The Test Assured option is not available for individuals who choose to recertify by exam.
Q: I would like to take both the CPAN and CAPA exams. May I participate in Test Assured?
A: You may purchase the Test Assured option separately for both the CPAN and CAPA exams. The Test Assured option is not transferable between exams; CPAN may only be used for CPAN, and CAPA for CAPA.
Q: How do I apply for Test Assured?
A: The Test Assured option is available as part of the CPAN or CAPA exam application in your Learning Builder account. Once you log in to Learning Builder, click “Apply for examination” and begin completing your application. When presented with the question “Do you wish to enroll in Test Assured?” simply choose “YES” from the dropdown menu.
Q: What if I do not pass the exam on my first attempt?
A: If you do not pass the exam on your first attempt, your second examination registration fee is waived. You have two additional exam administration windows to re-take the exam. When you log in to register for your second exam attempt, you will be prompted to confirm your information, but will not have to pay an additional fee.
Q: What happens if I pass the exam on my first attempt?
A: If you pass the exam on the first attempt, congratulations, you are certified! You will not be able to take the exam a second time for any reason. The $50.00 program cost is non-refundable.
Q: What is the cost for the Test Assured Program?
A: The cost of the Test Assured Program is $50.00 in addition to the regular registration fee.
Q: Can I use Test Assured for recertification?
A: The Test Assured Program is only available for initial certification.
Q: Can I take my second attempt of the exam more than two exam administrations after my first unsuccessful attempt?
A: You must take the exam within two administrations of your first attempt. There are no extensions to this deadline – no exceptions.
Q: If my first exam attempt is unsuccessful, may I re-take the exam in the same examination window?
A: You may not sit for the exam twice within the same examination window.
Q: Can my hospital purchase vouchers to participate in the Test Assured program?
A: Yes! All organizational vouchers will now include the Test Assured option.