Information on Submitting your Application

Submitting Your CNE Application

Submit all application forms electronically to Applications documents will not be accepted if they are scanned as JPEG’s and/or faxed. All forms must be typed; hand written forms will not be accepted. Please keep all documents in their original format. Multiple emails and Zip Files are acceptable for larger programs. Education Planning Tables must remain in word format (do not “save as” PDF).

If you do not receive an electronic confirmation within 1 business day, your program was not received at the ENA Approver Unit. ENA Approver Unit staff will perform a quantitative review of your application before it is sent for nurse peer review. You will be notified if anything further is needed prior to nurse peer review. A nurse peer reviewer is allotted 2 weeks to review an activity, regardless of size. Be mindful of your activity date to allow for proper review time.

Contact the ENA Approver Unit regarding special circumstances and expedited reviews. The ENA Approver Unit cannot guarantee review of an activity that is received less than two weeks from activity date.

Helpful Tips

Renaming files? For better organization of files, consider following a theme or pattern for renaming documents so they can be grouped together according to the form “type.” This allows for the ENA staff to easily conduct a quantitative review of all files.

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CNE Payment and Contact Information

Click here to view the Fee Schedule. Please note that CNE fees are based on the total number of contact hours reviewed. The ENA Approver Unit will invoice the Nurse Planner/Point of Contact. If you have a question about payment, please contact the ENA Approver Unit at the phone number listed below. 
Checks can be mailed to:

ENA Approver Unit
Attention: Accreditation Specialist
915 Lee Street
Des Plaines, IL 60016

Please contact the ENA Approver Unit with questions and/or comments regarding the CNE application process or to pay your CNE Invoice via credit/debit card at: 847.460.2625