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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 are 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 and Canada.

Candidates taking these computer-based examinations receive a preliminary result of Pass/Not Pass status at the time of testing. Written score notification and a certificate with authorization to use NP-C credentials will follow via postage mail once all requirements for certification have been met.

Candidates who meet the requirements and successfully pass the appropriate certification examination to become certified by AANPCP are qualified to use the credential NP-C (Nurse Practitioner-Certified) to indicate their certification status. NP-C is the registered trademark of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Board, Inc.

Candidates taking these computer-based examinations receive a preliminary result of Pass/Not Pass status at the time of testing. Written score notification and a certificate with authorization to use the NP-C credential will follow via U.S. postage mail once all requirements for certification have been met.

Candidates who meet the requirements and successfully pass the appropriate certification examination to become certified by AANPCP are qualified to use the credential NP-C (Nurse Practitioner-Certified) to indicate their certification status. NP-C is the registered trademark of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Board, Inc.