CHFN (for the clinical RN) Exam Registration

Registration Opens September 1, 2019 - November 10, 2019 for December Computer Based Exam

Late fees applied November 1-10, 2019

The AAHFN-CB offers the exam in two formats 

Computer Based Testing
Pen & Paper Testing


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.


 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.


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:


Online Scheduling: Go to and select “Candidates”; Drop down menu #1 click on “Healthcare”; Drop down menu #2 – click on “American Association of Heart Failure Nurses”; Drop down menu #3 – click on “Certified Heart Failure Nurse Examination ”(exam is exactly the same for CHFN and CHFN-K). Click “Register for the exam” to log-in or create an account to schedule your examination appointment.



Telephone Scheduling: Call PSI at 888-519-9901 to schedule an examination appointment. This toll-free number is answered from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. (Central Time) Monday through Thursday, 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Friday, and 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday.


Application Window Testing Window
December 1 - January 31 March 1 - 31
(Computer Based Testing)
March 1 - May 10 June, 2020
Boston, MA
(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

2019 CHFN Certification -December Computer Based Exam Opens   Sept 1- Nov 10, 2019 (late fees applied Nov 1-10) To Register - Click Here

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

888.45.AAHFN / 888-452-2436


For questions concerning exam educational resources, contact Gail Haas 88-452-2436

For questions concerning the exam for certification questions, contact Pam Brown 888-452-2436 

Need Leadership support for obtaining your CHFN? Click here for letter and flyer.