CRNI Certification Practice Test

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The Certified Registered Nurse Infusion (CRNI) exam is administered by the Infusion Nurses Certification Corporation (INCC) to ensure that you have met and demonstrated the required standards, skills, knowledge, and experience to be a certified infusion nurse.

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CRNI Exam Eligibility

To be eligible for this exam, you must meet the following requirements:

  • You must hold a current and unrestricted RN license in the US or Canada
  • You must have at least 1,600 hours of infusion therapy experience as an RN during the last two years

CRNI Exam Outline

The CRNI exam contains 140 multiple-choice questions, 20 of which are unscored, and you will be given a time limit of 2.5 hours. The unscored questions appear throughout the exam and are used to evaluate their validity for future versions of the exam.

The exam is split into three core areas of infusion therapy.

1. Principles of Practice (36 scored questions)

The questions in this area are designed to assess your knowledge and skills pertaining to the following:

  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Infection prevention and control
  • Phlebotomy

2. Access Devices (36 scored questions)

The questions in this area are designed to assess your knowledge and skills pertaining to the following:

  • Solution containers
  • Administration sets
  • Filters
  • Add-on devices
  • Administration devices
  • Vein location devices
  • Navigational tools
  • Infusion access devices
  • Special populations

3. Infusion Therapies (48 scored questions)

The questions in this area are designed to assess your knowledge and skills pertaining to the following:

  • Pain management
  • Cardiovascular
  • Antineoplastic
  • Biologics/immunologic
  • Anti-infectives
  • Blood products
  • Fluid and electrolyte balance
  • Parenteral nutrition

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CRNI Exam Registration

To register for the exam, you must apply to take the exam through INCC. It is important to note that this exam has strict application deadlines. To proceed without having to pay a late fee, make sure that you are aware of these.

Registration exam fees are $385 for INS members and $525 for non-members. If you apply early enough, you will receive a $50 discount.

Once you have completed your application and it has been approved, you will be sent a confirmation letter. In this letter will be your unique PSI/AMP code, which is needed for you to log in to PSI/AMP’s website to schedule and register for the exam.

You will receive an email from PSI/AMP with an invitation to schedule your exam by the first week of February, for March test takers, or by the first week of August, for September examinees. The earlier you schedule, the more likely you are to get your preferred testing time, date, and place.

Test Day

It is important that you arrive between 15 and 30 minutes early to your scheduled exam appointment. If you show up late, you will not be allowed to take the exam and will forfeit your registration fees.

At the testing site, two valid current forms are ID are required. One of these must contain a recent photo. Both must have your current name and signature. Permitted forms of ID are:

  • Driver’s license with photo
  • State ID with photo
  • Passport
  • Military ID card with photo

You will also need to bring your confirmation letter with your PSI/AMP code with you to log in to the testing computers.

No personal items are allowed into the testing site, other than your wallet and keys. These will be stored in a designated locker during the test. However, you are allowed to have a silent, nonprogrammable calculator in the testing room with you.

How the CRNI Exam is Scored

Your CRNI score is determined using a scaled scoring system. This means that your raw score, which is how many questions you answered correctly, is converted to a numerical scaled score from 0 to 99. The minimum passing score is 70.

Upon your completion of the exam, you will receive your official score report at the testing site. This will include whether you have passed or failed, as well as scaled and raw scores separated into major content categories.

Retaking the CRNI Exam

If you do not pass the exam, you may retake it after submitting another application and exam fee. You will receive a $50 discount on your retesting fee.

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How many questions are on the CRNI exam?


There are 140 multiple-choice questions on the exam.


How long is the CRNI exam?


The time limit for the exam is 2.5 hours.


What is the passing score for the CRNI exam?


To pass the exam, you must achieve a minimum scaled score of 70.


How much does the CRNI exam cost?


The examination fee is $385 for INS members and $525 for non-members.

By Kate Nockunas

Kate has been Mometrix’s Nursing and Medical Editor for over four years. She has a bachelor’s degree in Communications from Vanderbilt University, a bachelor’s degree in Nursing from Marymount University, and a master’s degree in Education from Johns Hopkins. Kate is a critical care registered nurse who still works occasionally in the ICU and PACU.


by Mometrix Test Preparation | This Page Last Updated: December 29, 2023