Nonsurgical Pain Management Examination
meet other specified criteriaThe total time allowed for the examination will be 240 minutes, or four hours; three hours are allotted for the multiple-choice section and one hour for the clinical scenario section.
Those who meet the criteria for the NSPM subspecialty certification and wish to pursue the certification can apply to take the exam during the window dates below.
Total Number of NSPM Certificants
Congratulations to the 16 new NSPM-C credential holders who were newly certified in December 2020! Since the inception of the NSPM program in 2015, 105 CRNAs now hold the NSPM-C credential. The overall pass rate is 90.8%. The most recent exam application window took place 9/21/2020 – 10/16/2020 and testing occurred 11/23/2020 - 12/7/2020. See the below table for upcoming application and testing dates in 2021.
Application Windows for NSPM Exam- 2021
If you are planning to take the NSPM Examination, contact NBCRNA at NSPM@nbcrna.com or (855) 285-4658 to have an application activated.
Upcoming 2021 NSPM Examination dates:
|Applications for Exam Accepted||Test Dates|
|5/24/2021 - 6/11/2021||7/12/2021 - 7/26/2021|
|9/27/2021 - 10/18/2021||11/19/2021 - 12/13/2021|
The NBCRNA’s Nonsurgical Pain Management (NSPM-C) credential program is accredited by both the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) and the Accreditation Board for Specialty Nursing Certification (ABSNC).