Prep for CNOR

Make This the Year You Earn Your CNOR® Credential

Helping You Prepare for the Credentialing Exam

AORN offers a preparation course for the CNOR® Exam in two formats:

  • Self-paced online course (Available with AORN Membership) Learn more.
  • 2-day virtual live class (Hosting Opportunities Available) Learn more.

Prep for CNOR Online is an AORN member benefit and is only available when you join or when you renew your membership. Prep for CNOR Virtual Live is available to facilities who are interested in hosting a class. 

You can be confident AORN provides the highest quality content to help you prepare for the credentialing exam. How? AORN created the Guidelines for Perioperative Practice, known as the #1 evidence-based gold standard for operating room safe practices, and a primary reference for the CNOR® exam.

Over 40,000 nurses have already received their CNOR® Certification. For periop nurses, it is one of the most accessible and practical ways to climb the ladder and demonstrate competency and quality in the care that you provide.

Learn more about why you should take the CNOR exam. AORN offers resources to help with your CNOR review.

35 Free Practice Questions

Jumpstart your CNOR exam prep by testing your knowledge. A rationale is provided for each correct answer.

Join us to cover:

  • All content areas of the exam
  • Professional nursing practices through the continuum of perioperative care
  • Current knowledge gaps
  • Test-taking strategies
  • Individualized study plan for CNOR® exam success

Click on each Prep for CNOR course format under Related Resources below for details.

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Accreditation & Disclaimer

Association of periOperative Registered Nurses – Provider is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

AORN is provider-approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 13019. Check with your state board of nursing for acceptability of education sessions for re-licensure.

The Prep for CNOR Live program and Prep for CNOR Online program are designed strictly to be used as review and preparation for the CNOR® exam. CNOR® is a registered trademark of the Competency and Credentialing Institute (CCI). All rights reserved. CCI administers the CNOR® exam. Candidates for the CNOR® exam must meet the eligibility requirements as defined by CCI.