Database Transition

Portals Update

Based on the executive order issued 3/23/2020 by the Governor of Maryland, PNCB’s physical office is closed. Staff are working remotely to continue to serve candidates, certificants, and employers. Please use email addresses listed here to contact us, and thank you for understanding that there may be some delay in our response. All online systems including certificant portals and the CE / Pediatric Updates marketplace are still available 24/7. Please check back frequently for updates here.

PNCB Program Resources

PNCB Database Transition Update

PNCB’s database is currently being upgraded to better serve you.  The Program Resources portal and Student Exam Performance Reports are not available during this time.

Please contact Maggie Jones at for questions about your Student Exam Performance Report.

Are you a new program seeking PNCB recognition? Please contact us at 1-888-641-2767 for questions about our process.


Additional Information

All acute and primary care PNP programs currently recognized by PNCB are asked to complete an annual online PNP Program Recognition Application each fall.


  • No cost for programs to participate.
  • Students of participating programs receive faster processing of exam application supporting document requirements.
  • Programs receive access to an in-depth aggregate student exam performance report comparing your program's data against national averages, and an annual national report providing an aggregate profile of all Program Resource data, such as the average number of clinical hours and specific hours in each clinical practice area.

Is your program recognized? See our lists of Primary Care PNP ProgramsAcute Care PNP Programs, and Dual PNP Programs.

Not recognized? Please contact or call 1-888-641-2767 ext. 305 if your program is not currently included on our list of recognized programs. We will work with you to meet your students' certification needs.

PNCB's exams are recognized by all state boards of nursing to meet certification requirements for advanced practice licensure.



  • Applying for Primary Care, Acute Care, or Dual AC/PC PNP program recognition? Please email Maggie Jones at or call 1-888-641-2767 ext. 305.
  • Applying for renewal of recognized status? PNCB will contact you during November of each year to complete your PNP Program Resources Application.
  • Updating your program's contact information? Please email Maggie Jones at
  • Looking for current PNCB exam statistics? They can be found here.
  • Questions? Contact Maggie Jones at 301-330-2921 ext. 305 or email


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