Credential Awarded: ANP-BC
The ANCC Adult Nurse Practitioner board certification examination is a competency based examination that provides a valid and reliable assessment of the entry-level clinical knowledge and skills of a nurse practitioner. This is a primary care certification. Once you complete eligibility requirements to take the certification examination and successfully pass the exam, you are awarded the credential: Adult Nurse Practitioner-Board Certified (ANP-BC).
This credential is valid for 5 years. You can continue to use this credential by maintaining your license to practice and meeting the renewal requirements in place at the time of your certification renewal. The Accreditation Board for Specialty Nursing Certification accredits this ANCC certification.
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NOTICE: The last application for this examination will be accepted on December 31, 2015. Eligible applicants may take the examination until the final test administration on December 31, 2016. If you do not have practice hours; you can renew this certification with professional development activities plus testing (renewal option B and D). Applications to renew this certification using professional development activities plus testing (option B or D) will be accepted until December 31, 2015. Eligible applicants may take the exam to renew until the final test administration on December 31, 2016. Beginning January 2017, the credential may be renewed if professional development and practice hour requirements are met.