National Certification participants

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

Limited availability: Act Now!

Kaiser Permanente Scholars Academy is offering 1600+ pre-paid certification vouchers to eligible RNs.

Act today to claim your certification voucher and avoid unnecessary out of pocket expenses.


  • All Northern California Kaiser Permanente nurses (full-time or part-time)
  • Must meet eligibility requirements of specialty certification

How to Apply:

Step 1: Choose certification

Step 2: Verify eligibility

Step 3: Your Certification Begins Here!

Apply Now

Additional Financial Resources

Represented nurses are eligible to have approved national certifications reimbursed. Nurses are able to submit eligible exam expenses related to certification for reimbursement per the collective bargaining agreement between Kaiser Permanente and the California Nurses Association.

Download the certification toolkit

In addition, nurses may use their National Tuition Reimbursement benefit to take certification preparation courses that provide continuing education units. This includes up to $500 in travel related to attending the preparation course.

Learn more about National Tuition Reimbursement

Live Certification Review Courses

For a limited time, Kaiser Northern California will offer live review courses to help nurses prepare for their certification exam. Review courses will be held at various locations and will cover a wide range of nursing certifications.

Due to limitations for large group gatherings, we are working on an alternative strategy for review courses. Please check back soon for updates. 

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GSAA Med/Surg Certification Review WorkshopCheck back soonTBD
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CENP Review CourseCheck back soonSummer 2020
CNML Review CourseCheck back soon2021
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The S.T.A.B.L.E Program Review Check back soonTBD
Inpatient OB ReviewCheck back soonTBD
Maternal & Newborn ReviewCheck back soonTBD
NICU ReviewCheck back soonTBD

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

  • 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

Other Common Nurse Certifications

Electronic Fetal MonitoringC-EFM
Preanesthesia or PACUCPAN or CAPA

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