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CE Hours, Approved Providers, and Accredited Programs

AANPCB-certified Nurse Practitioners are:

  • Life-long learners in their field.
  • Expected to provide evidence of continuing education activity relevant to the NP’s Role and Specialty.
  • Expected to meet the requirements to ensure the continued competence of NPs.

Certificants are responsible for determining if the:

  • CE provider is accredited.
  • CE is relevant to the NP’s advanced specialty and role.
  • CE is acceptable for national recertification and meets individual SBON re-licensure requirements.

Clinical Precepting hours is accepted for continuing education credit for Certificants due to renew their certification. Precepting of students in the clinical setting is considered to be professional development and a valuable contribution to the profession which AANPCB encourages and promotes. (See Precepting section of Recertification Handbook.)

AANPCB does not endorse continuing educational activities or educational programs.

The AANPCB is affiliated with the American Association of Nurse Practitioners* (AANP) membership organization. Certificants who are also members of AANP have access to hundreds of current AANP-accredited and non-AANP independent continuing education contact hour activities and programs.

The following list of various acceptable, accredited, and independent continuing education organizations that may provide advanced practice CE content hours for applicants seeking renewal through continuing education credit. This list does not imply endorsement by AANPCB, nor does it reflect in entirety all possible CE provider organizations. This sample list is provided as a resource and a courtesy for AANPCB Certificants. See Recertification Handbook for more complete information.

American Academy of Dermatology (ADA)
American Academy of Emergency Nurse Practitioners (AAENP)
American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)
American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP)*
American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA)
American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN)
American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN)
American Association of Diabetic Educators (AADE)
Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME)
American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP)
American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM)
American College of Physicians (ACOP)
American College of Preventive Medicine (ACPM)
American Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE)
American Diabetes Association (ADA)
American Medical Association (AMA)
American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
American Osteopathic Association (AOA)
Institute for Nurse Practitioner Excellence (INPE)
National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health (NPWH)
National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP)
National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators (NCBDE)
Nurse Practitioner Associates for Continuing Education (NPACE)
Prescribers Letter
State Boards of Nursing
State Boards of Pharmacy
State Medical Associations
State Nurse Practitioner Associations (i.e.; NPA of New York)
The Center for Medical Education
The Medical Letter

Available and acceptable NP Certification Review Courses:

  • Advanced Practice Education Associates
  • Barkley & Associates
  • Fitzgerald Health Education Associates, Inc.
  • Marye Dorsey Kellermann Educational Entities, Inc.
  • National Healthcare Institute
  • NP Review