CNOR Emeritus Status


CCI offers CNORs who are retiring from professional nursing the option to retain their credential in an emeritus capacity through the CNOR Emeritus status or CNOR(E). 

CCI established the Emeritus Status in 1995 to recognize retired nurses’ service and commitment to the perioperative profession, as well as their achievement and maintenance of the CNOR credential. Once you decide to retire your credential, however, the only way to reactivate it is to retake the CNOR exam.


The one-time fee for Emeritus Status is $125 for all CNORs. The Emeritus credential does not expire or need to be renewed.   

Policy Change

You must currently hold the CNOR credential in good standing to apply for the CNOR Emeritus status. The CNOR emeritus credential is not available if your CNOR credential has lapsed.   


Apply online for CNOR(E) Credential.