Certification Boards

Certifying Body  ACNP   ANP   CNM   FNP   GNP   NNP   Psych
AANP      X      X                      
ACC         X                         
ANCC   X   X      X   X         X   X   X    
NCBPNP/N                           X       
NCC                  X               X 

ACNM Certification Council, Inc. (ACC)
8401 Corporate Drive, Suite 630
Landover, MD 20785
301.731.7825 fax

American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANP)
Capitol Station, P.O. Box 12926
Austin, TX 78711
512.442.4262 X-14
512.442.5221 fax

American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
600 Maryland Avenue, SW, Suite 100 West
Washington, DC 20024-2571
ANCC@ana.org Please do not use email address to request a catalog.

National Certification Board of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners and Nurses (NCBPNP/N)
800 South Frederick Avenue, Suite 104
Gaithersburg, MD 20877-4150
301.330.1504 fax

National Certification Corporation for the Obstetric, Gynecologic and Neonatal Nursing Specialities (NCC)
Suite 1058, 645 North Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611
800.367.5613 or 312.951.0207

Glossary of Acronyms
ACNP Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
ANP Adult Nurse Practitioner
CNM Certified Nurse Midwife
FNP Family Nurse Practitioner
GNP Geriatric Nurse Practitioner
NNP Neonatal Nurse Practitioner
PMHNP (Psych NP) Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
Psych CNS Psychiatric Clinical Nurse Specialist
PNP Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
SNP School Nurse Practitioner
WHCNP Women's Health Care Nurse Practitioner also known as OB/GYN Nurse Practitioner
Updated June 19, 2000