Policies & Terms of Use

Policies & Terms of Use


Copyright and Legal Notices

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PNCB Certificant and Candidate Code of Ethics

To support excellence in nursing practice, the PNCB assumes that every nurse certified by this organization or desiring certification will uphold and adhere to its Code of Ethics


PNCB Disciplinary Policy

PNCB assumes all certificants will uphold the above Code of Ethics. PNCB Disciplinary Policy and Process. 


Filing a Complaint with the PNCB

All PNCB certificants are to abide by the PNCB Code of Ethics above. Members of the public or health care providers who believe that a PNCB certificant has violated this code may file a complaint with the PNCB


Non-Discrimination Policy

All programs of the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board (PNCB) shall be administered without discrimination on the basis of age, sex, color, creed, disability, gender identity, health status, lifestyle, nationality, ethnicity, race, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship, status as a Vietnam era or special disabled veteran, or other statutory or otherwise legally protected category. This program shall apply to all aspects of the Certification Program, including but not limited to its dealings with volunteers, employees, and applicants. PNCB will make reasonable accommodations for the known disability of qualified individuals unless undue hardship to PNCB would result and such accommodation would not be required by law. This policy also prohibits unlawful discrimination or discriminatory conduct by any certification program volunteer or staff member. PDF Version of Policy. 


Exam and Recertification Policies


Trademarked Credentials and Right to Use Trademarks

The marks CPNP-AC®, CPNP-PC®, PMHS®, and CPN® have been registered in the United States Patent and Trademark Office to the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board, Inc.

For individual pediatric nursing professionals, certification is an important credential that attests to the achievement of specialty knowledge beyond basic nursing preparation. Persons using the CPNP-AC®, CPNP-PC®, PMHS®, and CPN® credential meet standards and tests of competency, skill, and knowledge established by the PNCB. When listing your credential, however, you should not include the registration (®) mark.

CPNP-AC®, CPNP-PC®, PMHS®, and CPN® are registered trademarks of the PNCB and may only be used by those certified by this Board. Certificates and recertification renewal cards will differentiate between CPNP-PC® (Primary Care) or CPNP-AC® (Acute Care).

Please see PNCB's full Certification Mark Policy. 


Social Media Policy

To foster a positive, responsible, and respectful experience for all users, PNCB’s Social Media User Guidelines define the protocols for participating in the organization’s social media sites. Users of PNCB's social media platforms agree to abide by the Guidelines. 


Additional PNCB Policies


Security Notice

PNCB's secure server software uses the latest in encryption technology to ensure the security of your credit card transactions. At the top of the Check Out screen, the beginning of the address reads https:// instead of the usual http://. The "s" means that the site is encrypted and the data will be transmitted securely.


Please note that online applications or other orders cannot be processed over the telephone.


Faces of Certification

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

Tyneisha Orr, CPNP-PC Children's Hospital & Medical Center Omaha, NE
Amairani Jimenez, CPN Tripler Army Medical Center Honolulu, Hawaii
Gia Nguyen, CPNP-AC St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Arlington, VA
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