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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.


AANP Certification Program becomes the AANP Certification Board

Effective January 2017, the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners National Certification Board, Inc. will change its business name and acronym...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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August 15th, 2016 - Adult NP Certification Exam Application Deadline

August 2016 - Applications for the Adult Nurse Practitioner certification exam must be submitted by Monday, August...
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Add the AANPCP and PSI Email addresses to your Safe Sender List

July 2016 - To ensure receipt of emails from AANPCP and PSI to your inbox, please add...
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Q: What is the difference between an Official Final transcript and an unofficial

June 2016 - A: An official final transcript will have the university insignia, degree completed, and date degree conferred (awarded). Faxed, unsealed, or tampered...
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New Testing Centers:

Effective April 20th, 2016 the AANPCP certification examinations are now administered at the PSI Examination Centers. PSI offers a broad network of examination
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Requirements for renewal of certification change effective January 1, 2017

March 2016 - If your certification is due to expire on or after January 1st, 2017, the new requirements for renewal of certification affect you. Please select the...
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Have You Been a Preceptor for NP Students?

February 2016 - Hours providing direct patient care while serving as a preceptor at the advanced practice level since 2012 may be claimed by Certificants due to renew on or after January 1st, 2017. The option to claim Preceptor hours as a component...
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2016 Certificant & Candidate Handbook

January 2016 - The 2016 Handbook is now available online under the Resources Tab. Please take a minute to review the changes to the renewal...
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AANPCP Holiday Office Closing Dates

December 2015 - The Certification office will be closed from December 24th through December 27th, 2015 and...
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Application Deadline for the Adult NP Certification Exam in 08/2016

December 2015 - AANPCP will retire the Adult Nurse Practitioner certification examination in December 2016 to comply with the national Consensus Model for APRN Regulation. All applications for the Adult NP exam must be submitted...
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AANPCP announces plan to offer Emergency NP Certification by Exam.

December 2015 - The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANPCP) is announcing plans to initiate an Emergency Nurse Practitioner certification (ENP-C). To begin this process, AANPCP entered into an agreement...
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2016 Commissioner Election Results

November 2015- The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANPCP) elections for 2016 Commissioner Positions were held October 18th - 31st, 2015. AANPCP is pleased to announce...
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AANP Membership Database Maintenance -> ID Issues for AANPCP applicants

October 22, 2015 - The American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) Membership Organization is currently updating...
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Vote to Win!! 2016 Commissioner Elections open October 18th - 31st, 2015.

October 2015 - All Certificants who vote will be entered into a random drawing to win one of two certification renewal fees. NPs currently certified by AANPCP are responsible for electing the...
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More Secure AANPCP Website...

October 2015 - To ensure the on-going security of our website, AANPCP periodically upgrades our Internet servers. Our recent upgrade may result in...
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Announcing the Retirement of the Adult NP Certification Exam in December 2016

September 2015 - AANPCP will retire the Adult Nurse Practitioner certification examination in December 2016 to comply with the national Consensus Model...
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So..What is the difference between a PROGRAM COMPLETION DATE & GRADUATION DATE?!

August 2015 - When applying for Initial Certification, if the Program completion and Degree Conferred dates are more than 30 days apart, AANPCP requires receipt of a letter from the NP Program Director or...
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Are you graduating from an Adult-Gero Primary Care NP program?

May 2015 - If you are eligible to take the Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (A-GNP) National Certification Examination, you should apply to sit for the A-GNP exam...
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JNC 7 or JNC 8?

January 2015- In answer to the question "Which guidelines should I study for the certification exam?" The 2015 AANPCP examinations were constructed and validated using clinical guidelines that were published by November 2014. Thus, references...
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2015 Election Results are IN. Two Positions filled.

Elections for 2015 Commissioner positions representing Adult Nurse Practitioners and Family Nurse Practitioners were held October 12th-26th, 2014. We are pleased to announce...
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2015 Elections are open...Vote for a chance to win your next Recert fee waived!!

Vote before October 26th, 2014 for a chance to win waiver of your Recertification fee. The annual Ballot for the election of Commissioners for the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANPCP) is now open...
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Upcoming Commissioner elections for the AANPCP Certification Program

Commissioners of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANPCP) are responsible for the administration and development of the National Certification Program. This year, candidates...
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Upcoming changes for Adult NP Exam & for Recertification

Important changes that will impact our Certificants are occurring here at the AANPCP. Changes include: 1) the retirement of the Adult Nurse Practitioner National Certification Examination by 2017. and 2) the revision of recertification criteria...
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Check Your Application Status

Check the Status of your Application in 3 Easy Steps: 1.) Login to your AANPCP account. 2.) Select My Application Status. 3.) Click Review.
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AANPCP 2013 Annual Report/ 20th Anniversary Edition

AANPCP's Annual Report for 2013 is now available and can be found under the About Us tab of our website. In this 20th anniversary edition, AANPCP highlights its history, growth, and Commissioners and staff behind the success of the organization...
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AANPCP Adult-Gero NP Certification receives NCCA Accreditation

AANPCP's Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (A-GNP) program received accreditation by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) through 1/31/2019. NCCA, the accrediting body of the Institute of Credentialing Excellence (ICE...
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Adult-Gero Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Certification receives Accreditation

The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANPCP) is pleased to announce accreditation of its Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (A-GNP) Program. Effective December 2013, the Accreditation Board of Specialty...
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Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Certification Examination Discount Expiration

Please note, the introductory discount of $150 USD for the Adult-Gerontology Primary Care certification examination will expire on December 31, 2013. Beginning January 1, 2014 the Adult-Gerontology exam will be offered at the regular rate of...
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Celebrate National NP Week - November 10-16, 2013

There are more than 171,000 nurse practitioners recognized to practice in America today. NPs provide a full range of services, such as ordering, performing and interpreting diagnostic tests; diagnosing and treating acute and chronic conditions...
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AANPCP Commissioner Elections

Elections for Family Nurse Practitioner Commissioner and Gerontology Nurse Practitioner Commissioner were held October 2013. We are pleased to announce that Dr. Mona M. Counts, PhD, CRNP, FNAP, FAANP, FAAN and Dr. Lori Martin-Plank, PhD, MSN, MS...
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2014 Commissioner Elections Now Open Through October 20, 2013

The election ballot for two positions as a Commissioner of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANPCP) opened on Monday, October 7, 2013 and will close on Sunday, October 20, 2013. Ballots were recently sent to...
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Certification Program Commissioner Elections to be Held Soon

The Certification Commission of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANPCP) is responsible for the development and administration of the National Certification Program. This year, one position representing...
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CEO of AANPCP Announces the New Director of Certification

The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANPCP) is pleased to announce that Diane Tyler, PhD, RN, FNP-BC, FNP-C, FAAN, has accepted the position of the Director of Certification, effective May 2013. Dr. Tyler is a professor...
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RECERTIFICATION....and the national Consensus Model for APRN Regulation: LACE

The essential elements of the Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs) Regulatory Model includes: Licensure, Accreditation, Certification, and Education (LACE). As the 2015 target date for implementation of the national Consensus Model approaches...
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Adult-Gerontology Exam Offer

For a LIMITED TIME the Adult-Gerontology Exam is being offered at an introductory fee of $150.00 USD to all applicants and the paper application processing fee is waived.
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AANPCP and the Consensus Model for APRN Regulation

AANPCP endorses the implementation of the national Consensus Model for APRN Regulation: LACE (Licensure, Accreditation, Certification, and Education). Initially proposed in 2008, the APRN Consensus regulatory model is endorsed by more than 45 national nur
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Paper Application Fee

Effective January 1, 2013, a Paper Application Processing Fee will be charged for processing of all certification, recertification, retake, or conversion paper applications received in our office regardless of the method used to deliver it.
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AANPCP receives ABSNC Accreditation for ANP and FNP Certifications

Effective November 2012, the Accreditation Board of Specialty Nursing Certification (ABSNC), formerly the ABNS Accreditation Council, granted initial accreditation to the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program
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Verification Updates

AANPCP currently charges a nominal fee of $40 for each order for verification of national certification. All orders require the purchaser's email for processing. There is NO charge for verifications provided to State Boards of Nursing.
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Retirement of the GNP National Certification Examination

As previously announced, the AANPCP Gerontology National Certification Examination will be retired at the end of 2012 in order to meet the new regulatory model requirements of the APRN Consensus Model for role and population foci. The last day an applican
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Deadline for Endorsement by AANPCP is June 1st, 2012

The June 1st deadline for application for Endorsement of Adult, Family, and Gerontologic Nurse Practitioners by American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANPCP) is fast approaching.
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Recertification for ANP, FNP, and GNP...When are you due to recertify?

As a health care professional, recertification is extremely important. Recertification is an indicator to consumers, colleagues, and employers that a nurse practitioner has kept up with current education and practice.
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