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NACE Exam & NACE Certification Info

Who is the NACE?

NACE International, the National Association of Corrosion Engineers, is a professional organization for corrosion control located in Houston, Texas. The NACE provides certification, education, and training, standards, reports, conferences, and technical resources to industries, governments, and individuals worldwide. Their certifications are recognized globally as the mark of professionalism in the field of material protection and corrosion prevention.

Step 1: Eligibility and Application

Before you can take a NACE certification exam, you must meet specific eligibility requirements. These can include education and/or work experience prerequisites. Once you've confirmed your eligibility, you can apply for the exam online on the NACE International's website.

Step 2: Scheduling the Exam

After your application is approved, you'll receive an email from NACE with instructions on how to schedule your exam. NACE's exams are administered by Pearson VUE, a company that offers a network of testing centers around the world. You can schedule your exam at a date and time that is convenient for you.

Step 3: Taking the Exam

On the day of your exam, you will need to arrive at the testing center at least 15 minutes before your scheduled start time. You will need to bring two forms of identification, one of which must be a government-issued ID with your photo and signature. The exams are computer-based and the time allotted for each exam varies depending on the certification.

Location Information and Website

NACE International's headquarters is located at 15835 Park Ten Place, Houston, Texas. However, their certification exams are offered at Pearson VUE testing centers worldwide. You can find a testing center near you on the Pearson VUE website.

For more information about NACE and their certification exams, visit their website at

NACE Exams

Nursing Acceleration Challenge Exam - PN To RN (NACE I)

The Nursing Acceleration Challenge Exam (NACE) - PN to RN certification test is an examination that allows Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) to demonstrate their competency and knowledge in nursing, enabling them to transition into the Registered Nurse (RN) role. The test covers various areas such as medical-surgical nursing, pediatric nursing, maternal-newborn nursing, and psychiatric-mental health nursing. The NACE–PN to RN is a rigorous examination that requires thorough preparation and understanding of the nursing field to pass. Upon passing, LPNs can gain advanced placement in an RN program.

100 - Multiple Choice
Physiological Needs
Psychosocial Needs
General Principles of Drug Administration
Moral, Ethical, Legal Issues
Nursing processes included in the exam

300 Minutes
NACE Care of Adults (NACE COA)

The Nursing Acceleration Challenge Exam (ACE) Care of Adults certification test is a comprehensive evaluation designed for registered nurses seeking advanced placement in nursing school. It assesses the test-taker's knowledge and understanding of adult health care, including disease prevention, health promotion, and maintenance. The exam covers various topics such as assessment and nursing care of adults with respiratory, cardiovascular, endocrine, and gastrointestinal disorders, among others. This certification test is integral for nurses aiming to fast-track their educational progression in the nursing field.

240 - Multiple Choice
240 Minutes
NACE Foundations of Nursing (NACE I FN)

The Nursing Acceleration Challenge Exam I: Foundations of Nursing certification test is a comprehensive exam designed for licensed practical nurses (LPNs) who wish to progress to registered nursing (RN). This exam evaluates the candidate’s understanding and competence in various aspects of nursing, including health maintenance, disease prevention, and physiological and psychological integrity. Successful completion of this test can provide LPNs with advanced placement in RN programs, accelerating their nursing career progression. It is essential to prepare thoroughly for this challenging exam to demonstrate a solid foundation in nursing theory and practice.

100 - Multiple Choice
Basic Health Needs
Psychosocial Needs
General Principles of Medication Administration
Moral/Ethical/Legal Issues

300 Minutes