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

AANPCP News & Information

Dec. 1st, 2016 - Adult NP Certification Exam Application deadline.


November 2016 - The last day to submit an application to take the Adult Nurse Practitioner (ANP) Certification Examination is Thursday, December 1st, 2016. The exam is being...   Read More

2017 Election Results


2017 Election Results - The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners National Certification Board is pleased to announce that Dixie Harms, DNP, ARNP, FNP-C, BC-ADM, FAANP and Kerri L. Rupe, DNP, ARNP, FNP-BC, COHN-S, FAANP were elected...   Read More

2017 Commissioner Elections open Oct. 16th. Vote to win your next Recert fee.


October 2016 - Commissioner Elections are held annually in October via secure electronic voting format. Certificants will soon receive electronic notification from Certification@AANPCERT.ORG with instructions for voting...   Read More

AANPCP Update on the Emergency NP Certification by Examination:


September 2016 - We are pleased to announce that the Emergency NP Specialty Certification Handbook is now available...   Read More

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