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​​Certification Preparation Materials

The American Society for Pain Management Nursing® (ASPMN®) has a variety of materials available for sale to assist you prepare to take the pain management nursing exam.

Online Pain Management Certification Review Course

ANCC Reference List for Exams on or after July 1, 2019

Certification General Testing and Renewal Handbook

Test Content Outline for Exams on or after July 1, 2019


The ASPMN® Core Curriculum for Pain Management Nursing 3rd edition is now available for purchase in the ASPMN®​ store! Click here to buy now!​

Core Curriculum 

ASPMN® Study Guide for Pain Management Nursing Certification Preparation

ASPMN® Member Price $48.95 (save over 23%)

Non-Member Price $63.95

Click here to purchase.

Are you “ready” for your upcoming Pain Management Certification Exam? 
Let us help! Introducing ASPMN®’s Online Practice Exam – an online tool to help you study and determine your strengths and weaknesses. Whether your test is in a few weeks or you are just starting to study, the practice exam can help you soothe those test-taking fears!

You can utilize the study mode at your leisure and get feedback on correct and incorrect answers. Then when you are ready, start the test mode – you are allotted four hours (just like the real test!) and will be scored at the end of the session. You can take a break in your testing after two hours and then you can resume to complete the exam. Once completed, you will receive your final score and if you pass with at least an 80%, you will be eligible for the continuing education certificate for 3.6 hours of CNE.

Available in the ASPMN® store here – the updated Online Practice Examination for Pain Management Certification – only $75!

Additional ASPMN® pain management nursing resources

ASPMN® Disclaimer: ASPMN® supports the ANCC in its mission to develop fair and reasonable exams to confer pain management nursing certification. However, ASPMN® is not involved in the selection of any of the test questions, in determining what constitutes passing the exam, and/or in determining any certification eligibility criteria. ASPMN®, as the organization that represents Pain Management Nursing, conducted the original role delineation study utilized by ANCC, developed the Core Curriculum in Pain Management Nursing, the Scope and Standards for Pain Management Nursing and Position Statements that constitute a framework for specialty practice.​​