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Prep for CNOR 

Prep for CNOR Online Course and Live Event

Prep for CNOR

Make This the Year You Earn Your CNOR® Credential

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.

Choose how to best prepare for the CNOR® exam based on your preferred learning style– online or virtual-style with peers.


25 Free Practice Questions

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


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Self-paced Online Course, available only with AORN Membership Join or Renewal, includes:

  • 57 Learning Modules
  • Study Guide with detailed plan for each week and timeline for completion
  • Unlimited Practice Exams
  • 500 Practice Questions
  • Test-Taking Strategies
  • Exclusive access to current, online Guidelines for Perioperative Practice
  • 54 Contact Hours

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Nurse taking virtual class

Develop experts and leaders among your perioperative team while strengthening your recruitment and retention efforts. Host a virtual live CNOR prep course, which features:

  • A review of all exam areas
  • Virtual-live interaction with perioperative expert instructors
  • Peer Networking
  • Test-taking strategies
  • Exclusive access to current, online Guidelines for Perioperative Practice
  • 18 Contact Hours

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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

PCNOR Virtual Group

Questions? Learn more in our FAQ section.

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.