Basic Information:

Nursing Professionals play a central role in delivery of Healthcare services; this means that Quality and Safety of services will largely depend on the Nursing care givers. ISQSH Certified Nursing Quality and Safety Associate (CNQSA) is a Nursing professional who understands the fundamental principles and practices of Quality and safety in healthcare. Healthcare industry’s top priority is safety and hence everyone who is associated with healthcare industry directly or indirectly needs to learn about all aspects of safety. This certification will include basic facets of Quality and safety including Quality Standards, Quality Methodologies such as Lean healthcare and Six Sigma, patient safety and infection control.


ISQSH Certified Nursing Quality and Safety Associate (CNQSA) Certification Exam consists of 100 Questions, 2 hours; Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) to assess the candidate’s understanding of the CNQSA Body of Knowledge. Candidates have to score minimum 70% to pass the Examination.

Candidate Eligibility Requirements:

ISQSH Certified Nursing Quality and Safety Associate (CNQSA) requires a bachelor’s degree in Nursing or healthcare or allied subjects. Candidates who are currently pursuing a Nursing or healthcare or allied bachelor’s degree may also apply for the exam. (As per Global Industry Classification Standard healthcare industry includes Healthcare services – Hospitals and clinics, Biomedical industry, Pharmaceuticals industry, Biotechnology and Life Sciences.)

Recertification Requirements:

Certified Nursing Quality and Safety Associate (CNQSA) is a lifetime certification and does not need recertification.

Examination Dates:

All ISQSH Certification Examinations are available throughout the year. The Exams are administered online through proctored third party testing agencies. Kindly write to us at for more information.

Certification Fees:




Examination Fees

GBP 200

GBP 250

Retake Fees

GBP 150

GBP 200

Recertification Fees

Not Applicable

Not Applicable