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    Available Certifications

    Family NP

    The FNP certification examination is an entry-level competency-based examination that tests clinical knowledge in family/individual across the life span (prenatal, pediatric, adolescent, adult, elderly, and frail elderly primary care).

    Adult-Gerontology NP

    The A-GNP certification examination is an entry-level competency-based examination that tests clinical knowledge of young adults (including adolescents and emancipated minors), adults, elderly, and frail elderly.

    Emergency NP

    The ENP certification examination is a competency-based examination that tests clinical knowledge of emergency specialty care across the life span population of prenatal, pediatric, adolescent, adult, elderly, and frail elderly.

    News & Information

    Welcome to the AANPCB

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

    AANPCB News & Information

    COVID-19 Temporary Certification Extension Hardship Request

    Thu, 16 Ju

    Individuals who are unable to complete the certification maintenance requirements to Recertify by Examination or Recertify by CE & Clinical Practice due to extenuating circumstances related to the 2020 coronavirus pandemic may request a hardship...   Read More

    PSI is re-opening test centers

    Sun, 26 Ap

    PSI is re-opening test centers for AANPCB candidates since NPs qualify as providing essential services. AABPCB applicants who have received an Eligibility to Test notification can register on the PSI website...   Read More

    COVID-19 Announcement - (April 3, 2020)

    Fri, 03 Ap

    AANPCB has the utmost concern for the health and safety of the public and our employees, and we are closely following the recommendations regarding COVID-19. To minimize handling of...   Read More

    AANPCB 2019 Annual Report

    Wed, 01 Ap

    The Annual Report for 2019 is available and may be found on our website under About AANPCB/Annual Report. Included in the report are the 2019 Passing Rate Report for the Family, Adult-Gerontology Primary Care, and Emergency Nurse Practitioner...   Read More

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    Fees and Notices

    Certification Exam:
    AANP Members $240, Non-Members $315

    Retake Exam:
    AANP Members $240, Non-Members $315

    Recertification by Examination:
    AANP Member $240, Non-Member $315

    Recertification by Practice Hours & CE:
    AANP Member $120, Non-Members $195

    A-GNP Conversion: $50

    Verification Order: $40

    Replacement Certificate and Card: $20

    Paper Application Fee: $50

    Ineligble Application Processing Fee: $60

    Returned Check Fee: $25

    Cancelation/Withdrawal Fee: $120

    All Fees shown in USD and are subject to change without prior notification.

    Payable by credit card (Visa, Master Card, Discover, AMEX), voucher number or paper check.