NAPNAP publicly supports the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board (PNCB). NAPNAP, together with the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) chartered the PNCB (formerly the NCBPBP/N) in 1975 as a separately incorporated certification board. Today the PNCB certifies more than 95% of all nationally certified PNPs. PNCB offers the following certifications for pediatric nurse practitioners:
NAPNAP also recognizes PNPs certified through the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). ANCC offers the following certification for pediatric nurse practitioners:
NAPNAP offers its certification review courses in conjunction with its national conference in March and symposia in the summer or fall. Get more info about review courses. Review courses are also great opportunities for FNPs looking for a deeper dive into pediatrics.
NAPNAP offers PNP Certification Review Course manuals, go to https://ce.napnap.org/ for additional information.