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Verification Information for the General Public

This page is for individuals of the general public who wish to verify an NP’s certification status.

Ways to Verify that your NP is Certified

Ask your NP or the NP’s employer for one of the following:

  1. NP certificate
  2. NP certification wallet card
  3. Primary Source Verification

NPs certified by AANPCB are issued a certificate and wallet card at the time of initial certification and again every 5 years when the certification is renewed. The NP can also access his/her certification wallet card from the AANPCB website www.aanpcert.org in My Online Profile. A Primary Source Verification is typically purchased by the NP’s employer at the time of initial employment. Each of the three verification mechanisms contains the NP’s name, area of certification, certification number, and the 5-year certification period.