Getting Started with CENP

The Certified in Executive Nursing Practice (CENP) is for nurse leaders who are engaged in executive nursing practice.


Learn if you are eligible to take the CENP Certification exam. If you are apply today to take the exam. The cost for AONE members is $325 and for non-members $450.

CENP Preparation

AONE offers a variety of resources to help you prepare for the CENP exam. Learn about the tools and resources to assist you in your preparation for the CENP exam.

CENP Renewal

Renew your CENP certification today! $200 (AONE member); $275 (non-member).


Still have questions about CENP certification? Find your answers in our FAQ or contact us.

CENP Program Steering Committee

Julie Krebs, BA, Aurora, OH
David Marshall, JD, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, CENP, Galveston, TX
Patricia Conway-Morana, Mad, RNC, NEA-BC, CPHQ, FACHE, CENP, Haymarket, VA
Dennis Kneeppel, MPA, RN, FACHE, CPHQ, CENP, NEA-BC, San Mateo, CA
Joan Sevy Majers, MS, RN, FACHE, CENP, Topeka, KS
Irene Strejc, RN, BSN, MPH, CENP, Richardson, TX
Pamela Thompson, MS, RN, CENP, FAAN, Washington, DC

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