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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

FNP & AGNP programs receive NCCA Re-Accreditation

Wed, 28 No

The NCCA re-accredited both the Family (FNP) and the Adult-Gerontology Primary Care (AGNP) certification programs for five-year periods. The FNP program received initial NCCA accreditation in 1997, and the AGNP program...   Read More

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

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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.