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AANPCP Certification

The AANPCP Examinations are entry-level, competency-based examinations for nurse practitioners reflective of nurse practitioner knowledge and expertise for each of the following specialties:

The examinations have been developed in cooperation with the Professional Examination Service(ProExam), a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting public welfare through credentialing. ProExam has over 70 years of experience in the development and administration of national licensing and certification examinations specializing in health related fields. Test administration is conducted at Prometric Testing Centers throughout the United States.

Candidates taking these computer-based examinations receive a preliminary result at the time of testing. Written score notification and a certificate with authorization to use NP-C credentials will follow via U.S. mail once all requirements for certification have been met.

Candidates who meet the requirements to become certified by AANPCP will be qualified to use the credentials NP-C (Nurse Practitioner-Certified) to indicate their certification status.