Designation of Certification
Certification is awarded to those who have successfully completed the certification process by meeting the eligibility criteria and passing a multiple choice written examination. The designated credential is Dermatology Certified Nurse Practitioner (DCNP).
Certification is valid for a period of three (3) years. Recertification may be attained through contact hours of continuing education credit or by examination.
To be eligible to sit for the Dermatology Certified Nurse Practitioner (DCNP) exam, candidates must meet the following requirements:
- Masters degree in nursing
- Current NP state licensure
- National certification as a NP
- Minimum of 3,000 hours of recent general NP practice with current practice in dermatology (hours obtained from a formal dermatology NP academic program count towards the 3,000 hours)
Download the DCNP certification application and exam brochure.
Full exam information can be found on the DNCP Exam Information page
|Exam Date||Application Deadline||Final Postmark Deadline
Add $25 Late Fee
|March 4, 2017 (Convention Only – Orlando, FL) Registration Open||January 6, 2017||January 13, 2017|
|May 20, 2017||March 24, 2017||April 7, 2017|
|October 14, 2017||August 18, 2017||September 1, 2017|