Certified Registered Nurse First Assistant CRNFA

The Association of perioperative Registered Nurses AORN handles the Certified Registered Nurse First Assistant program. The exam is administered on behalf of AORN by the Competency and Credentialing Institute (CCI)


  • To register, candidates can download the application forms from the CCI website
  • Completed forms along with necessary documents can be scanned and e-mailed to info@cc-institute.org
  • Or, you can mail the application form and documents to :

Competency & Credentialing Institute (CCI),
2170 South Parker Road,
Suite 295, Denver, CO 80231

  • The CRNFA can written once within a four month window and there are three exam windows per year.


  • Candidates must hold a bachelors degree from any field
  • Candidates must have a valid nursing license
  • Candidates must have acquired a minimum of 2000 working experience as a nurse first assistant
  • Candidates must have completed any CCI approved nurse first assistant program


To register for the CRNFA exam, AORN members will pay $425, while non-members will pay $550

Test Format

  • The CRFNA exam is made up of 150 multiple-choice questions
  • The exam is 3 hours
  • The CRNFA certification is valid for 5 years

Exam Contents

  • Assessment Techniques 20%
  • Basic Sciences 20%
  • General Knowledge/Skills 10%
  • Intra-operative 45%
  • Professional Practice 5%

Exam Help

CRNFA Study Guide and Practice Tests


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