Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner - Acute Care (CPNP-AC)

Earning and maintaining the CPNP-AC credential
AC Exam Blackout
We are currently preparing to launch new exam forms and therefore are implementing a testing blackout period which begins Wednesday, February 13.  Candidates will be provided updated eligibility notification as it becomes available. The new testing window will be April 15 to May 5, 2019. Thank you for your understanding and patience.  Please contact PNCB at exam@pncb.org with any questions. Blackout Notice for Prospective Employers. Press Release: PNCB Announces CPNP-AC Exam Action. See updates and FAQs here

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.

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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.

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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.

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Faces of Certification

PNCB-certified nursing professionals work in a variety of roles and settings throughout the US and beyond. Share your photo today!

Dorothy Chinnock, CPNP-PC Northern Valley Indian Health Chico, CA
Raulin Feria, CPN Huntington Memorial Hospital Pasadena, CA
Latasha Ivey, CPN Sibley Heart Center Cardiology Atlanta, GA
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