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Recertification for Adult, Family, Gerontological, and Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioners


Nurse practitioners certified by AANPCP must re-certify every 5 years

Certificants have 2 options from which to choose in order to maintain their certification

  • Beginning January 1, 2017, the requirements established by AANPCP for recertification will change to include the:
    1. completion of 100 contact hours of continuing education relevant to the nurse practitioner's role and population focus.
    2. completion of a minimum of 25 pharmacy content hours.
    3. a credit option for precepting of NP students.
    4. a minimum of 1000 hours of clinical practice as a nurse practitioner in the NP’s population focus.
    5. continued 5-year certification period.

    It is the responsibility of the Certificant to make sure they apply for recertification at least eight weeks prior to the expiration date of their current certification to avoid a lapse in certification. Courtesy renewal notification postcards are mailed to the Certificant’s last known postal address 1-year, and again at 6-months, prior to the date of expiration of the current certification. Email reminders are also sent to those Certificants for whom AANPCP has a valid email address. Please check your online profile to verify current email and postal information.


    Certificants are responsible for: