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Q: What is the difference between the "American Academy" and the "American Association" of Nurse Practitioners?

A:The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Board (AANPCB) certifies nurse practitioners through national certification examinations in preparation for licensure and professional credentialing. AANPCB is separately incorporated from AANP.

The American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) is a full-service membership organization for NP students and NPs of all specialties. AANP provides numerous benefits to members, including access to free continuing education (CE) and reduced registration fees for NP students, candidates, and members attending the AANP National Conference. For more information visit:

NOTE: Your AANPCB Certification Number is NOT the same as your AANP Membership Number.

Q: What address do I use to send documentation to AANPCB?

A: Documents should be mailed to: AANPCB, P.O. Box 12926, Austin, TX 78711

  • Documents requiring overnight delivery, or mailings requiring a signature (USPS/ UPS/FedEx), should be sent to: AANPCB, 2600 Via Fortuna, Suite 240, Austin, TX 78746