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Available Certifications

Family NP

The FNP certification examination is an entry-level competency-based examination that tests clinical knowledge in family/individual across the life span (prenatal, pediatric, adolescent, adult, elderly, and frail elderly primary care).

Adult-Gerontology NP

The A-GNP certification examination is an entry-level competency-based examination that tests clinical knowledge of young adults (including adolescents and emancipated minors), adults, elderly, and frail elderly.

Emergency NP

The ENP certification examination is a competency-based examination that tests clinical knowledge of emergency specialty care across the life span population of prenatal, pediatric, adolescent, adult, elderly, and frail elderly.

News & Information

Welcome to the AANPCB

The purpose of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners National Certification Board is to provide a valid and reliable program for entry-level nurse practitioners to recognize their education, knowledge, and professional expertise. AANPCB provides a process for validation of an advanced practice registered nurse's qualifications and knowledge for practice as a primary care nurse practitioner.

AANPCB News & Information

2019 Commissioner Election Results

Wed, 14 No

AANPCB is pleased to announce the results of the Certification Board's elections for Commissioner positions representing Adult/Adult-Gerontology and...   Read More

AANPCB Celebrates 25th Anniversary!

Tue, 25 Se

September 2018 - AANPCBs Mission is to "Provide excellence in testing and certification for nurse practitioners." 2018 marks AANPCBs silver...   Read More

2017 ACC/AHA and JNC-8 hypertension guidelines

Tue, 25 Se

September 2018 - The American College of Cardiology (ACC) / American Heart Association (AHA) hypertension guideline published in November 2017 introduced new blood-pressure categories lowering the...   Read More

2019 Commissioner Elections open October 14th - 27th, 2018. Vote to Win!!

Tue, 25 Se

September 2018 - Commissioner Elections are held annually in October via secure electronic voting format. Certificants will receive electronic notification from...   Read More

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Fees and Notices

Certification Exam:
AANP Members $240, Non-Members $315

Retake Exam:
AANP Members $240, Non-Members $315

Recertification by Examination:
AANP Member $240, Non-Member $315

Recertification by Practice Hours & CE:
AANP Member $120, Non-Members $195

A-GNP Conversion: $50

Verification Order: $40

Replacement Certificate and Card: $20

Paper Application Fee: $50

Ineligble Application Processing Fee: $60

Returned Check Fee: $25

Cancelation/Withdrawal Fee: $120

All Fees shown in USD and are subject to change without prior notification.

Payable by credit card (Visa, Master Card, Discover, AMEX), voucher number or paper check.