The Kaiser Permanente Scholars Academy offers pathways to professional certification for all eligible nurses.

Why is certification important?


  • Validates the highest level of professional competency
  • Demonstrates clinical excellence to all entrusted to our care
  • Inspires peers and others to achieve their personal best through certification
  • Expresses an ethical-moral commitment to lifelong learning
  • Offers a sense of professional pride and achievement
  • Supports professionalism and career mobility
  • Enhances safe and highly reliable care
  • Advances personal growth through membership and engagement in professional organizations
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How to Apply:

Step 1: Choose a certification

For options not listed, please see the Additional Financial Resources section.

Step 2: Verify Eligibility

Step 3: Your Certification Begins Here!

Use your KP Single Sign-On credentials if prompted.

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Additional Financial Resources

Reimbursement through Tuition Reimbursement

Nurse leaders are able to utilize their annual National Tuition Reimbursement benefit to support becoming certified. Each year, nurse leaders are able to submit eligible expenses related to certification preparation courses for reimbursement up to their annual maximum benefit. Costs related to travel to courses may also be covered.

New in 2019, National Tuition Reimbursement now covers reimbursement for initial certification and re-certification exam fees.

Please contact National Tuition Reimbursement directly for any questions related to eligibility and reimbursement.

Learn more about National Tuition Reimbursement

Certification Review Courses

Please visit our FAQ page to see a list of available certification prep courses.

KP HealthStream Certification Review Courses

KP Registered nurses in pursuit of advancing their clinical knowledge also have access to certification review courses in KP HealthStream, at no cost.

  • 32+ courses cover a wide variety of popular national certifications, including CCRN, CNOR, RN-NIC, and many more
  • Access to these courses is available 24/7 so that nurses can study at a time most convenient to their busy schedules

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