October 2013 - The Certification Commission of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANPCP) is responsible for the development and administration of the National Certification Program. This year, one position representing Family Nurse Practitioners and one position representing Gerontologic Nurse Practitioners are up for election. Candidates are elected by AANPCP-certified Nurse Practitioners, referred to as "Certificants", and must receive a majority vote to be elected Commissioner. The elected candidates will assume duties on the National Certification Board beginning January 1st, 2014 for a three year term. Elections are held annually in October via secure electronic voting format, and Certificants are encouraged to vote. Please look for the ballot in your email soon.