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

New Testing Centers:


Effective April 20th, 2016 the AANPCP certification examinations are now administered at the PSI Examination Centers. PSI offers a broad network of examination   Read More

Requirements for renewal of certification change effective January 1, 2017


March 2016 - If your certification is due to expire on or after January 1st, 2017, the new requirements for renewal of certification affect you. Please select the...   Read More

Have You Been a Preceptor for NP Students?


February 2016 - Hours providing direct patient care while serving as a preceptor at the advanced practice level since 2012 may be claimed by Certificants due to renew on or after January 1st, 2017. The option to claim Preceptor hours as a component...   Read More

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