CNA Gerontology Certification

As a CNA-certified nurse, you would be…

  • Recognized nationally for your specialty nursing practice excellence
  • Valued by many employers, because your certification would demonstrate you possess specialized knowledge
  • Recognized for your commitment to lifelong learning
  • Regarded as having enhanced professional credibility in your specialty by showing you Care to Be the Best!

Important dates for 2017

  • June 1 – September 1: Applications window to write or renew by exam
  • November 1 – 15: Certification exam window
  • November 30: Deadline to renew by continuous learning, if you are due to renew in 2017

For more information please contact the CNA certification team at or call 1-800-361-8404.


Canadian Nurses Foundation

Deadline for submission of applications: November 30 2017
CNF will reimburse the fees of the certification exam, certification renewal exam or renewal by continuous learning for at least one nurse in each of the 20 specialties/areas of nursing practice

Click here for application


Study Groups

Abbotsford Regional Hospital

Date: October 12, 2017

Contact: Pattty Roy via email

Click here for details…Abbotsford Study Group Oct 12 2017 poster




5pm Pharmacology & High Alert Medications in the Older Adult
Lori Blain BScPharm, ACPR
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
(Frail Seniors) Home Health

Vancouver Coastal Health – Medical/Surgical and Gerontology Nursing

Fridays 2:30 to 3:30 pm

Teleconference 604-681-0455, participant access code 4472124#

 Click here…CNA Medical-Surgical and Gerontology VCH Study Group 2017
September 1 Sepsis
September 8 Delirium, Dementia and Depression
September 15 Cerebro-Vascular Accident (CVA)
September 22 Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)
September 29 Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
October 6 Diabetes Mellitus (DM)
October 13 Urinary Continence
October 20 Falls, Osteoporosis and Fractures
October 27 Age-related Changes
October 31 Pain and Palliative Approach to Care

November 1-15, 2017 Exam days


The Canadian Nurses Association recognized Gerontology as a specialty and the first Certification exam was written in 1999. This certified credential is an important indicator to patients, employers, the public and Professional Licensing bodies that the certified nurse is qualified, competent and current in a nursing specialty/area of nursing practice( CNA,2009).

Contact your chapter to see if there is a certification study group in your area, to help prepare for the exam. Working with a group makes it easier to study and challenge questions amongst the group

By achieving certification, you’ll commit to a national standard of professional competence that demonstrates your understanding of your area of nursing practice (CNA,2009).

This certification is valid for 5 years, at which time one must re-certify by writing the exam again OR by meeting the required numbers of hours and type of continuous learning activity.