PMHS Transcripts

Requirements, address, and FAQs
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PMHS Transcript Information

If you do not hold PNCB's CPNP-PC certification:

  • Make sure to have an unofficial copy of your Master’s, Post-Master’s, or Doctoral APRN degree transcript available to upload to your application.
  • Note for CPNP-PC candidates: Email to verify if your transcript is on file.

What must show on the transcript?

  1. Degree Awarded*
  2. Date Degree Conferred*
  3. The Role (NP)*
  4. The Population Focus: Needs to state one of the below*
  • Primary Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Family Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
  • Child/Adolescent Psychiatric CNS
  • Child/Adolescent Mental Health CNS

Effective for November 2017 testing and beyond:

If you don’t have a master’s degree or above in nursing, but you meet the following requirements, you may still apply:

  • currently certified and licensed in the role/population foci described under Eligibility
  • educated before 1992 when a Master’s degree in an advanced nursing practice role was not required

You must upload your unofficial transcript used to acquire certification and licensure.

If the APRN education that allows you to sit for the PMHS exam is a post-graduate certificate:

  • in the role and population of pediatric primary care NP, family NP, family psychiatric NP, child/adolescent psychiatric CNS or child/adolescent mental health CNS,
    • then you are required to submit a transcript from that certificate program plus a transcript from the degree granting program for your masters or doctorate in nursing.

The post-graduate certificate transcript must contain the following:

  • Listing of all post-graduate coursework
  • Date when the post-graduate program was completed
  • The role (NP or CNS) and population focus of the program

If your academic institution does not include the above documentation in the transcript, PNCB staff will contact your program director for additional information.

All post-graduate certificate program applicants must possess a minimum of a Master of Science in Nursing or a Doctorate of Nursing degree from a nationally accredited program. Additional documentation is required for candidates with a master's or doctorate from a non-US based graduate nursing program.

PNCB requires information documenting the process used by your program faculty to determine the equivalency of a non-US based or foreign transcript to a nationally accredited US master's or doctorate level nurse practitioner education. Candidates can contact to learn more.

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