Practice Tests:

Practice Tests are useful tools for candidates and may be used by candidates to identify areas in which further study may be needed in anticipation of taking an official competency-based examination. The AANPCP Practice Examinations provide candidates an opportunity to familiarize themselves with the format of the test questions on the AANPCP National Certification Examination. A Practice Examination should be regarded as an assessment tool and not a study guide for the National Certification Examination.

It is important to note that performance on a Practice Examination is not a predictor of whether a candidate will pass or fail the competency-based AANPCP National Certification Examination.

Practice Tests Description

The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANPCP) offers both a Family Nurse Practitioner Practice Examination and an Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Practice Examination. AANPCP has partnered with an independent, web-based test delivery service that works with Professional Examination Service (ProExam) to offer user-friendly, convenient computer-based testing to certification examination candidates.

The delivery mechanism for AANPCP’s Practice Examinations is a proprietary web-based testing service independent of AANPCP. Test takers will have 90 minutes to complete their chosen computer-based practice test. Instructions for submitting payment and taking the practice examinations are provided.

About AANPCP’s Adult-Gerontology Primary Care and Family Nurse Practitioner Practice Examinations:


Taking, completing, and passing an AANPCP Practice Examination does not in any way result in or guarantee passing the actual AANPCP National Certification Examination. The AANPCP Practice Examinations are designed to be an assessment tool of one's strengths and weaknesses. They are not designed to be used as a study guide or as an only source of study. Candidates choosing to purchase an AANPCP Practice Examination more than once, please note... there is only one version of the examination per specialty. Continuing education hours will not be available for completion of this activity.

Please be advised that the staff at AANPCP cannot access the tests or provide answers to the questions on the practice exams. Because the delivery mechanism for the AANPCP Practice Examinations is independent of AANPCP, the AANPCP staff cannot respond to technical difficulties that may arise during the administration of an exam. Be sure to read the instructions carefully at the beginning of the session.

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