The purpose of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners National Certification Program is to provide a valid and reliable program for entry-level nurse practitioners to recognize their education, knowledge, and professional expertise. AANPCP provides a process for validation of an advanced practice registered nurse's qualifications and knowledge for practice as a primary care nurse practitioner.

AANPCP News & Information

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...   Read More

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.   Read More

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...   Read More

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...   Read More

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