CHFN (for the clinical RN) Exam Registration

June Pen and Paper Registration Open March 1, 2018 - May 10, 2018

Exam Administered in Chicago at Annual Meeting

The AAHFN-CB offers the exam in two formats
Computer Based Testing
Pen & Paper Testing


At the top of your application indicate which type of exam you want to attend by clicking on the appropriate box. The applications are the same, but information regarding procedures is different.


Documentation - Download the Professional Development form (located on the dropdown menu of CHFN tab). Complete with CEs. All columns must be filled in. Do not submit certificates in lieu of completing the form. These are not acceptable and will delay the evaluation of your application.

Computer Based Testing (CBT) is offered at testing centers three (3) quarters of each year 1st, 3rd, and 4th quarter. To locate the testing center near you go to Select Schedule/Apply for an Exam Drop down menu #1 click on Healthcare Drop down menu #2 click on merican Association of Heart Failure Nurses Drop down menu #3 click on Certified Heart Failure Examination. On this page click on Locate Testing Center. You will be directed to a page where you can enter your zip code or click on your state to see location of testing centers. Then follow the instructions for date availability to register for your examination.

Pen and Paper Testing is offered at the AAHFN Annual Meeting, which is the 2nd quarter of each year. The deadline is definite, no late submissions.

Application Window Testing Window
December 1 - January 31 March 1 - 31
(Computer Based Testing)
March 1 - May 10 June 27, 2018
Chicago, IL
(pen and paper exam at Annual Meeting)
June 1 - July 31 September 1 - 30
(Computer Based Testing)
September 1 - October 31 December 1 - 31
(Computer Based Testing)

Review eligibility requirements for a CHFN before completing the application - Click here

2018 CHFN Certification -June Pen and Paper Exam Registration - Click Here

1120 Rt 73, Ste 200,
Mt. Laurel, NJ 08054

888.45.AAHFN / 888-452-2436


For questions concerning exam educational resources, contact TC Field 888-452-2436 ext.5

For questions concerning ‚Äčthe exam for certification questions, contact Pam Brown 888-452-2436 ext.1