CPNP-AC Exam Retesting Policies

Effective May 26, 2021 and beyond
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Special timelines for the CPNP-AC exam continue to be in effect. See updates and FAQs here.

CPNP-AC Retesting Policies

Unsuccessful Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (CPNP) exam candidates will follow the retesting policies below beginning May 26, 2021 and beyond.

CPNP-AC exam candidates may test one time only during each testing window.

If it has been more than 12 months since your last exam attempt, the activities described in the below chart must have been completed within the preceding 12 months of your current exam application.

Use this retest documentation form if submitting 15 contact hours per area of weakness. 

If you are unsuccessful on the CPNP exam on your 4th attempt or beyond, please contact PNCB at exam@pncb.org for requirements. 

CPNP-AC Retest Policy Infographic

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