Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner - Acute Care (CPNP-AC)
The CPNP-AC exam certifies graduates of acute care pediatric nurse practitioner programs. Use the resources below to learn about testing, maintaining certification, verification, and more.
Get CPNP-AC Certified
The CPNP-AC exam validates entry-level skills and knowledge of graduates from master's degree or DNP degree programs or postgraduate certificate programs for acute care pediatric nurse practitioners (PNPs).
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Recertify as a CPNP-AC
All certification boards require a renewal or recertification process to document how you are maintaining competence in practice. CPNP-AC "Recert" is annual and takes place each year between October 1 and January 31.
To learn how to stay certified as a CPNP-AC...
Scheduling, Rescheduling, or Withdrawing?
Ready to schedule your exam or need to make changes? Don't forfeit fees. Understand the process, required IDs, and your 90-day testing window policies.
Your Recert Status
Stay on top of recertification requirements like PNCB's Pediatric Updates CE modules: check your Recert Dashboard at least twice each year.