Exams include Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, Emergency Nurse Practitioner, and Family Nurse Practitioner

AUSTIN, TX – (January 31, 2023) – The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Board (AANPCB), the largest certifier of primary care nurse practitioners, is partnering with Prometric, a global leader in technology-enabled testing and assessment solutions, for multiple nurse practitioner certification exams.

“This is a special year for us for a few reasons,” said Diane Tyler, Chief Executive Officer at the AANPCB. “Not only are we celebrating our 30-year anniversary, but we have reached the incredible milestone of certifying 200,000 candidates. We look forward to leveraging Prometric’s global network of owned and operated test centers to continue to reach more candidates and help more practitioners demonstrate their knowledge.”

AANPCB provides valid and reliable exam programs for the evaluation of individuals wishing to enter, continue, or advance their skills in the nurse practitioner profession. AANPCB currently offers the entry-level Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, the Emergency Nurse Practitioner, and the Family Nurse Practitioner certification exams.

“Over the past few years, we have seen a clear need for more advanced practice nurses across many healthcare settings,” said Roy Simrell, President and CEO at Prometric. “We look forward to working with AANPCB to provide a seamless and secure platform for nurse practitioner candidates to support this growing demand.”

Certifications are recognized by all U.S. state nursing boards, nurse regulators in Canada and Puerto Rico, as well as by Medicare, Medicaid, the Veterans Administration, and private insurance companies. Candidates can begin scheduling their testing appointments for exams starting February 1. Practice exams for each certification program are available on demand and can be purchased on aanpcert.org.


About American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Board (AANPCB)

AANPCB is a non-profit certifying body whose purpose is to provide a valid and reliable program for the evaluation of individuals wishing to enter, continue, and/or advance in the NP profession through the certification process. AANPCB national certification examinations are clinical competency-based examinations for nurse practitioners to reflect their knowledge and expertise in the role and population area of education. AANPCB currently offers the Family NP and Adult-Gerontology Primary Care NP examinations, which are entry-level certifications, and the Emergency NP examination, which is a specialty certification for certified FNPs with expertise in emergency / urgent care. For more information, visit aanpcert.org.


About Prometric

Prometric is a leading global provider of technology-enabled testing and assessment solutions. Our integrated end-to-end solutions provide exam development, management, and distribution that set the industry standard in quality, security, and service excellence. Today, we are paving the industry’s path forward with new solutions and innovation to ensure reliable access to secure assessments anytime, anywhere. For more information, visit Prometric.com or follow us on Twitter at @PrometricGlobal and LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/company/prometric/.