DCNP Re-Certification

Re-certification Requirements

Each certification granted by the Dermatology Nurse Certification Board (DNCB) is valid for a three-year period. Expiration of certification shall occur uniformly on December 31. Candidates for re-certification must meet eligibility requirements for certification:

  1. Hold a current and unrestricted license as a registered nurse in the US, Canada, or a country approved by C-NET;
  2. Hold a current NP license or state recognition of NP status (if outside the US, approved license by local state, province or country);
  3. Have a minimum of three years experience as a nurse practitioner in dermatology;
  4. Maintain national certification as a nurse practitioner.
  5. Minimum of 3,000 hours of general dermatology practice within the past three (3) years with current practice in dermatology (hours obtained from a formal dermatology NP academic program count towards the 3,000 hours)

Re-certification candidates must also pay re-certification fees, and must meet one of the following criteria:

  1. Successful completion of the certification examination prior to certification expiration.
  2. Submission of completed application for re-certification through continuing education prior to certification expiration.

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Contact Info:

Melissa Dorin LaBarbera | Association Manager
Dermatology Nurse Practitioner Certification Board (DNPCB)
55 W. Monroe Street,  Suite 2000
Chicago, IL 60603