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Forensic Nursing Certification Information

SANE-A® and SANE-P® Certification

Exams are held twice a year during the months of April and September. 

Before applying to sit for either the SANE-A® or SANE-P® certification examination, please download the Certification Examination Handbook and review the Certification Checklist. Is English your second language? If so, you may be eligible for extended exam time. See the reasonable accommodations section of the Handbook to apply.

For information on the SANE-A and SANE-P certification exams, go to:

Generalist Forensic Nurse (GFN-C™) or Advanced Forensic Nurse (AFN-C™)

Applications are currently being accepted for the GFN-C™ and AFN-C™ certification examinations. The upcoming testing windows are:

  • January 1-31, 2023

Submit your application no later than one month before the testing window opens. This will give sufficient time to review and clarify any additional information.

For information on certifying as a Generalist Forensic Nurse (GFN-C™) or Advanced Forensic Nurse (AFN-C™), go to: