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ALERT: The AANPCB office will close Wednesday, November 25, 2020 at 12:30 p.m. (CST) in observance of Thanksgiving and reopen Monday, November 30, 2020 at 8:30 a.m.


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    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

    2021 Commissioner Election Results In

    Fri, 30 Oc

    The 2021 Commissioner elections were held October 11th - 24th, 2020. AANPCB is pleased to announce that Robin Arends, CNP, DNP, FNP-BC, CNE, FAANP, Karen S. Moore, APRN, DNP, ANP-BC, FNP, FAANP, FAAN, and Kerri L. Rupe, ARNP, DNP, FNP-C, COHN-S, FAANP...   Read More

    AANPCB Board of Commissioner Election

    Wed, 07 Oc

    The Board of Commissioners (BOC) governs the AANPCB organization and its certification programs. The election for BOC positions is scheduled for Sunday, October 11th, 2020 through Saturday, October 24th, 2020. This year the election will be for three...   Read More

    Hypertension and Clinical guidelines

    Tue, 29 Se

    September 2020 - New AANPCB certification examinations are released in January and all test items are reviewed by clinical experts for relevancy to current and best practice. References used for the FNP, AGNP, and ENP certification examinations may be...   Read More

    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

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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

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