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.
The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANPCP) offers a Family Nurse Practitioner Practice Examination as well as an Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Practice Examination. TesTrac.com, with whom AANPCP has partnered to provide our practice examinations, is 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.
TesTrac Online, TesTrac's proprietary web-based testing service, is the delivery mechanism for the AANPCP Practice Examinations and is independent of AANPCP. Instructions for taking the practice examinations and submitting payment for the examinations are provided by TesTrac.com. Test takers will have 90 minutes to complete their chosen computer-based practice test, after which they will be allowed to review their answers.
The Practice Examinations:
The cost of a Practice Examination is $50 USD. You will need an email address and a credit card to purchase. Once purchased, you will have up to 6 months to take the practice examination, but it can only be taken once for each purchase. If you have to pause and come back to it once you start, you have 48 hours to complete it.
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 TesTrac Online, 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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