CE Hours, Approved Providers, & Accredited Programs

To Recertify with Continuing Education (CE) credits:

CE activities must be approved by an accredited provider of nursing or medical education. CE certificates submitted for renewal of certification must be legible and include the certificant’s name, names of CE activity, program sponsor, CE accreditor, date of completion, number of "non-pharmacology" and pharmacology contact hours awarded.

AANPCB does not approve or endorse continuing educational activities or educational programs.

A list of various independent organizations that may provide advanced practice CE content for NPs is in the Recertification Handbook. The list is not all-inclusive and is provided only as a resource.

Clinical Precepting of students conducted in the NP role and population focus with graduate-level advanced practice students is an approved professional development activity and a valuable contribution to the profession.

The AANPCB is affiliated with the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) membership organization. AANP provides valuable member benefits for NP students and NPs of all specialties including NP advocacy; access to free AANP-accredited and non-AANP independent CE activities; and reduced conference registration fees for NP students, candidates, and members attending AANP’s National, Health Policy, and Fall Conferences. Visit www.aanp.org/education.

The AANPCB is also affiliated with the American Academy of Emergency Nurse Practitioners (AAENP), the professional membership organization for NPs who practice in emergency care settings and provide emergency care for patients of all ages and acuities. Visit https://aaenp-natl.org/ for CE opportunities.

For more information review the recertification FAQs.