Nursing Certification Boards By Specialty

Certification in a nursing specialty demonstrates a commitment to advancing one’s knowledge and skillset. If you are working toward becoming certified, Lippincott NursingCenter supports you in this endeavor and recognizes your hard work. If you are thinking about becoming certified, we encourage you to explore the benefits of a nursing certification and to consider the importance of improving patient outcomes while pursuing your own professional goals.
 
Use the contact information below to begin the certification process. On NursingCenter’s CEConnection, you can also find continuing education activities to meet your certification requirements. With our CE lists organized by nursing specialty, you’ll quickly find the right CE activity just for you.

Organization & Contact Information Certifications
Email: info@cnetnurse.com
Phone: (800) 463-0786
Fax: (201) 217-9785
CARN – Certified Addictions Registered Nurse
CARN-AP – Certified Addictions Registered Nurse-Advanced Practice
American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Board
Email: Certification@aanpcert.org
Phone: (512) 637-0500 
Toll free: (855) 822-6727
Fax: (512) 637-0540
ENP — Emergency Nurse Practitioner
FNP — Family Nurse Practitioner
A-GNP — Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
American Association of Critical Care Nurses Certification Corporation
Contact: https://www.aacn.org/about-aacn/contact-us
Phone: (800) 809-2273 
Specialty Certifications
CCRN — Acute/Critical Care Nursing (Adult, Pediatric & Neonatal)
CCRN-E — Tele-ICU Acute/Critical Care Nursing (Adult)
PCCN — Progressive Care Nursing (Adult)
CCRN-K — Acute/Critical Care Knowledge Professional (Adult, Pediatric & Neonatal)
PCCN-K — Progressive Care Knowledge Professional (Adult)
 
Subspecialty Certifications
CMC — Cardiac Medicine (Adult)
CSC — Cardiac Surgery (Adult)
 
Advanced Practice Certifications
ACNPC-AG — Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (Adult-Gerontology)
ACCNS-AG — Clinical Nurse Specialist; Wellness through Acute Care (Adult-Gerontology)
ACCNS-P — Clinical Nurse Specialist, Wellness through Acute Care (Pediatric)
ACCNS-N — Clinical Nurse Specialist; Wellness through Acute Care (Neonatal)
ACNPC — Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (Adult) (renewal only)
CCNS — Acute/Critical Care Clinical Nurse Specialist (Adult, Pediatric & Neonatal) (renewal only)
American Association of Heart Failure Nurses
Email: information@aahfn.org

Phone: 1-888-45-AAHFN (1-888-452-2436) 
Fax: (856) 439-0525
CHFN — Certified Heart Failure Nurse
CHFN-K — Non-Clinical Certified Heart Failure Nurse
American Association of Moderate Sedation Nurses
Email: info@aamsn.org
Phone: (865) 230-9995
Fax: (865) 269-4613
CSRN Certified Sedation Registered Nurse
American Association of Post-Acute Care Nurses
Contact: https://www.aapacn.org/membership/contact-aapacn/
Phone: (800) 768-1880
DNS-CT Director of Nursing Services - Certified
QCP Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement (QAPI) -Certified Professional          
RAC - CT Resident Assessment Coordinator - Certified
RAC - CTA Resident Assessment Coordinator - Certified Advanced
American Board for Occupational Health Nurses, Inc. 
Email: info@abohn.org 
Phone: (630) 789-5799


 
COHN – Certified Occupational Health Nurse
COHN-S – Certified Occupational Health Nurse-Specialist

Specialty Credential
CM – Occupational Health Nursing Case Management
American Board of Certification for Gastroenterology Nurses, Inc.
Email: info@abcgn.org
CGRN — Certified Gastroenterology Registered Nurse
American Board of Managed Care Nursing 
Contact: www.namcp.org/secure/abmcn/contact%20us.htm
Phone: (804) 527-1905
Fax: (804) 747-5316
CMCN — Certified Managed Care Nurse
CMCP Certificate Managed Care Professional
 
American Board of Neuroscience Nursing
Email:
info@abnncertification.org
Phone: (888) 557-2266
Fax: (847) 375-6430
CNRN — Certified Neuroscience Registered Nurse
SCRN — Stroke Certified Registered Nurse
American Board of Perianesthesia Nursing Certification, Inc.
Email:
abpanc@cpancapa.org
Phone: (347) 708-7975
CAPA — Certified Ambulatory Perianesthesia Nurse
CPAN — Certified Post Anesthesia Nurse
American College of Cardiovascular Nurses
American Board of Cardiovascular Medicine
Email: abcm.bryant@gmail.com
Phone: (813) 812-7222
 
CVRN-BC Level I — Non-Acute Care (Telemetry, Post Procedure, Cardiac Rehabilitation)                    
CVRN-BC Level II — Acute Care (CCU, CVICU, Interventional, Cath Lab, Transplant units)                  
CVRN-BC Level III — Cardiovascular Nursing Certification for Interventional and Cath Lab staff    
CVNP Level IV — Cardiac Nurse Practitioner 
American Correctional Association
Email: acaprodev@aca.org
Phone: (703) 224-0000
Fax: (703) 224-0179
CCN — Certified Corrections Nurse
CCN/M — Certified Corrections Nurse/Manager
CHSA — Certified Health Service Administrator 
CBHC-BS — Correctional Behavioral Health Certification - Behavioral Specialty
American Holistic Nurses Credentialing Corporation
Email: 
info@ahncc.org
Phone: (785) 267-0943
HN-BC — Holistic Nurse Board Certified
HNB-BC – Holistic Nurse Baccalaureate Board Certified
AHN-BC – Advanced Holistic Nurse Board Certified
APHN-BC – Advanced Practice Holistic Nurse Board Certified
NC-BC – Nurse Coach Board Certified
HWNC-BC – Health and Wellness Nurse Coach Board Certified
American Hospital Association
Email: certification@aha.org
Phone: (312) 422-3702
CPHRM – Certified Professional in Healthcare Risk Management
American Legal Nurse Consultant Certification Board
Email:
info@aalnc.org​
Phone: (312) 321-5177
Fax: (312) 673-6655
LNCC — Legal Nurse Consultant Certified
American Midwifery Certification Board
Email: rkoskovich@amcbmidwife.org
Phone: (410) 694-9424
Fax: (410) 694-9425
CM - Certified Midwife
CNM - Certified Nurse Midwife
American Nurses Credentialing Center
Email:
customerservice@ana.org
Phone: (800) 284-2378
Nurse Practitioner Certifications
FNP-BC – Family Nurse Practitioner
PMHNP-BC – Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (Across the Lifespan)
AGACNP-BC – Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
AGPCNP-BC – Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner

Clinical Nurse Specialist Certification
AGCNS-BC – Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist

Specialty Certifications
AMB-BC – Ambulatory Care Nursing 
CCCTM – Care Coordination and Transition Management (renewal only)
CV-BC – Cardiac Vascular Nursing
GERO-BC – Gerontological Nursing
RN-BC – Informatics Nursing 
MEDSURG-BC – Medical-Surgical Nursing 
NE-BC – Nurse Executive
NEA-BC – Nurse Executive, Advanced
CMGT-BC – Nursing Case Management
NPD-BC – Nursing Professional Development
PMGT-BC – Pain Management Nursing
PED-BC – Pediatric Nursing
PMH-BC – Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing

Interprofessional Certifications
NHDP-BC – National Healthcare Disaster Professional
American Organization of Nurse Executives
Email: https://www.aonl.org/form/contact-us-aonl
Phone: (312) 422-2800

Fax: (312) 422-4503
CENP – Certified in Executive Nursing Practice
CNML – Certified Nurse Manager and Leader 
 
American Society for Pain Management Nursing
Email: ASPMN@kellencompany.com
Phone: (913) 222-8666 or (888) 34A-SPMN 
Fax: (913) 222-8606
ASPMN — American Society for Pain Management Nursing
The Association of Clinical Research Professionals
Email: support@acrpnet.org
Phone:
(703) 254-8100
ACRP-CP — Association of Clinical Research Professionals-Certified Professional
ACRP-MDP — Association of Clinical Research Professionals-Medical Device Professional
ACRP-PM — Association of Clinical Research Professionals-Project Manager
CCRC — Certified Clinical Research Coordinator
CCRA — Certified Clinical Research Associate
CPI — Certified Principal Investigator
Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists
Email: bcadm@aadenet.org 
Phone: (800) 338-3633
BC-ADM — Board Certified-Advanced Diabetes Management
Baromedical Nurses Association Certifying Board
& National Board of Diving & Hyperbaric Medical Technology (NBDHMT)
Email: baromedicalnurses@gmail.com
Phone: NBDHMT: (803) 434-7802
Fax: NBDHMT: (866) 451-7231
 
ACHRN - Advanced Certification of Hyperbaric Registered Nurse
CHRN - Certification of Hyperbaric Registered Nurse
CHRNC - Certification of Hyperbaric Registered Nurse Clinician
Board of Certification for Emergency Nursing
 Email:
bcen@bcen.org
Phone: (877) 302-BCEN (2236) 
or (630) 848-9259
Fax: (630) 596-8250
CEN — Certified Emergency Nurse
CFRN — Certified Flight Registered Nurse
CPEN – Certified Pediatric Emergency Nurse
CTRN – Certified Transport Registered Nurse
TCRN – Trauma Certified Registered Nurse 
Certification Board for Diabetes Care and Education 
Contact: https://www.cbdce.org/contact
Phone:
(847) 228-9795
Fax: (847) 228-8469
CDECS — Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist
Certification Board of Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc.
Email: info@cbic.org
Phone: (202) 454-2625
a-IPC — Associate–Infection Prevention and Control
CIC — Certified in Infection Prevention and Control
Certification Board for Urologic Nurses and Associates
Phone: (856) 256-2351
Email: cbuna@ajj.com 
CUNP — Certified Urologic Nurse Practitioner
CURN — Certified Urology Registered Nurse
CUA — Certified Urology Associate 
Certified Nurse Life Care Planner Certification Board
Email: info@nlcp.net
Phone: (626) 351-0991 Ext. 216
CNLCP — Certified Nurse Life Care Planner
Commission on Nurse Certification
Email: cnl@aacnnursing.org
Phone: (202) 463-6930
Fax: (202) 785-8320
CNL – Clinical Nurse Leader 
Competency & Credentialing Institute
Email: info@cc-institute.org
Phone: (303) 369-9566
Fax: (303) 695-8464
CFPN — Certified Foundational Perioperative Nurse
CNAMB — Certified Ambulatory Surgery Nurse
CNOR — Certified Perioperative Nurse
CNS-CP — Certified Perioperative Clinical Nurse Specialist
CSSM — Certified Surgical Services Manager
NPDA-BC — Nursing Professional Development Advenced - Board Certified   
Dermatology Nursing Certification Board
Email: dna@dnanurse.org
Phone: (800) 454-4362
Fax:
(910) 246-2361
DNC — Dermatology Nurse Certified
DCNP — Dermatology Certified Nurse Practitioner
Developmental Disabilities Nurses Association
Email: certification@ddna.org 
Phone: (800) 888-6733
Fax: (844) 336-2329
RN, CDDN — Certified Developmental Disabilities Nurse
LPN, DCC — Licensed Practical Nurse Developmental Disabilities Certified
LVN, DDC — LIcensed Vocational Nurse Developmental Disabilities Certified
Forensic Nursing Certification Board
Contact: https://goforensicncb.org/contact
GFN — Generalist Forensic Nurse - Certified
AFN — Advanced Forensic Nurse - Certified 
Gerontology Nursing Certification Commission
Email: GAPNA@gapna.org
Phone: (866) 355-1392
GS-C — APRN Gerontological Specialist - Certified
HIV/AIDS Nursing Certification Board 
Email: hancb@anacnet.org
Phone: (800) 260-6780
Fax: (330) 670-0109
ACLPN — HIV/AIDS Certified Licensed Practical Nurse or Licensed Vocational Nurse
ACRN — HIV/AIDS Certified Registered Nurse
AACRN — Advanced HIV/AIDS Certified Registered Nurse
Hospice & Palliative Credentialing Center
Email: hpcc@goHPCC.org

Phone: (412) 787-9301
 
CHPN — Certified Hospice and Palliative Nurse
ACHPN — Advanced Certified Hospice and Palliative Nurse
CHPPN — Certified Hospice and Palliative Pediatric Nurse
CHPNA — Certified Hospice and Palliative Nursing Assistant
CPLC — Certified in Perinatal Loss Care
CHPLN — Certified Hospice and Palliative Licensed Nurse 
CHPCA — Certified Hospice and Palliative Care Administrator (renewal only)
Infusion Nurses Certification Corporation
Email: ins@ins1.org
Phone:
(781) 440-9408
Fax: (781) 440-9409
CRNI — Certified Registered Nurse Infusion
Institute for Healthcare Improvement
Email: info@ihi.org
Phone: (617) 301-4800 
Toll Free: (866) 787-0831
Fax: (617) 301-4848​
CPPS — Certified Professional in Patient Safety
International Association of Forensic Nurses
Email:
info@forensicnurses.org
Phone: (410) 626-7805
Fax: (410) 626-7804
SANE-A — Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner-Adult/Adolescent
SANE-P — Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner-Pediatric
 
Medical-Surgical Nursing Certification Board
Email: support@amsncb.zendesk.com
Phone: (866) 877-2676

Fax: (856) 589-7463
CMSRN — Certified Medical-Surgical Registered Nurse
National Asthma Education Certification Board
Email: info@naecb.org
Phone: (877) 408-0072
AE-C — Certified Asthma Educator
National Association for Healthcare Quality
Email: info@nahq.org
Phone: (847) 375-4720
CPHQ Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality
National Association for Home Care & Hospice
Contact: https://www.nahc.org/about/contact-nahc/ 
Phone: (202) 547-7424
Fax: (202) 547-3540
NAHC Private Duty Home Care Certification
National Association for Practical Nurse Education and Service, Inc.
Contact: https://napnes.org/site/contact/ 
Phone: (703) 933-1003
LPN, NCP or LVN, NCP — NAPNES Certified in Pharmacology
LPN, CLTC or LVN, CLTC — NAPNES Certified in Long-Term Care
LPN, IVT or LVN, IVT — NAPNES Certified in I.V. Therapy
National Association of Directors of Nursing Administration in Long Term Care
Email: info@nadona.org
Phone: (800) 222-0539
AS-BC — Antibiotic Stewardship-Board Certified
IP-BC — Infection Prevention-Board Certified
CALN — Certified Assisted Living Nurse
CDONA — Certified Director of Nursing
GDCN — Geriatric Diabetic Certified Nurse
GDCP — Geriatric Diabetic Certified Professional
CLPN — Licensed Practical Nurse Certification
National Board for Certification of School Nurses
Email:
info@nbcsn.org
Phone: (855) 285-7762 or (708) 578-5308
Fax: (856) 439-0525
NCSN — Nationally Certified School Nurse
National Board of Certification and Recertification for Nurse Anesthetists
Email: certification@nbcrna.com
Phone: (855) 285-4658 or (708) 667-0002
Fax: (708) 669-7636
CRNA — Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist
National Certification Corporation
Email: 
info@nccnet.org
Phone: (312) 951-0207
Core Certification
RNC-IAP - Inpatient Intrapartum Nursing
RNC-OB – Inpatient Obstetric Nursing
RNC-MNN – Maternal Newborn Nursing
RNC-LRN – Low Risk Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing
RNC-NIC – Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing
 
Nurse Practitioner Certification
NNP-BC – Neonatal Nurse Practitioner
WHNP-BC – Women’s Health Care Nurse Practitioner
 
Subspecialties
C-EFM – Electronic Fetal Monitoring
C-NPT – Neonatal Pediatric Transport
C-ONQS – Obstetric and Neonatal Quality and Safety
C-ELBW – Care of the Extremely Low Birth Weight Neonate
C-NNIC – Neonatal Neuro-Intensive Care
National Certifying Board for Ophthalmic
Registered Nurses

Email: asorn@aao.org
Phone: (415) 561-8513
CRNO — Certification for Registered Nurse in Ophthalmology
National Certifying Board of Otorhinolaryngology
and Head-Neck Nurses

Email: info@sohnnurse.com
Phone: (386) 428-1695
Fax: (386) 423-7566
CORLN — Certified Otorhinolaryngology Nurse
National Commission on Correctional Health Care
Email: info@ncchc.org
Phone: (773) 880-1460
Fax: (773) 880-2424
CCHP — Certified Correctional Health Professional
CCHP-RN — Certified Correctional Health Professional-RN
CCHP-A — Certified Correctional Health Professional-Advanced
CCHP-MH — Certified Correctional Health Professional-Mental Health
National League for Nursing 
Email: certification@nln.org
Phone: (800) 669-1656
CNEn — Academic Novice Educator
CNE — Certified Nurse Educator
CNEcl — Certified Academic Clinical Nurse Educator
Nephrology Nursing Certification Commission
Email: nncc@nncc-exam.org
Phone: (888) 884-NNCC (6622)

 
CNN — Certified Nephrology Nurse
CDN —  Certified Dialysis Nurse
CNN-NP Certified Nephrology Nurse-Nurse Practitioner
CD-LPN — Certified Dialysis Licensed Practical Nurse
CD-LVN Certified Dialysis Licensed Vocational Nurse
CCHT — Certified Clinical Hemodialysis Technician
CCHT-A — Certified Clinical Hemodialysis Technician-Advanced
Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation
Email: oncc@oncc.org
Phone: (877) 769-ONCC (6622)
or 
(412) 859-6104
Fax number: (412) 859-6168
AOCN — Advanced Oncology Certified Nurse (renewal only)
CPON — Certified Pediatric Oncology Nurse (renewal only)
OCN — Oncology Certified Nurse
AOCNP – Advanced Oncology Certified Nurse Practitioner
AOCNS – Advanced Oncology Certified Clinical Nurse Specialist (renewal only)
CPHON – Certified Pediatric Hematology Oncology Nurse
CBCN – Certified Breast Care Nurse
BMTCN – Blood & Marrow Transplant Certified Nurse
Orthopaedic Nurses Certification Board
Email: oncb@oncb.org
Phone: (888) 561-6622
or (312) 673-6971
Fax: (312) 673-6971
ONC — Orthopaedic Nurse Certified
ONP-C – Orthopaedic Nurse Practitioner-Certified
ONC-A - Orthopaedic Nurse Certified-Advanced 
Pediatric Nursing Certification Board
Email: pncb@pncb.org
Phone: (301) 330-2921, (888) 641-2767
Fax: (301) 330-1504
CPN – Certified Pediatric Nurse
CPNP-PC – Primary Care Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
CPNP-AC – Acute Care Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
PMHS – Pediatric Primary Care Mental Health Specialist
Plastic Surgical Nursing Certification Board
Email: https://psncb.org/Contact/
Phone: (877) 337-9315
Fax: (978) 524-0498
CPSN — Certified Plastic Surgical Nurse
CANS – Certified Aesthetic Nurse Specialist
Radiologic Nursing Certification Board
Email:
admin@certifiedradiologynurse.org
Phone: (888) 878-7622
Fax: (410) 544-4640
CRN — Certified Radiology Nurse
Rehabilitation Nursing Certification Board
Email: info@rehabnurse.org
Phone: (800) 229-7530
CRRN — Certified Rehabilitation Registered Nurse
 
Society of Clinical Research Associates
Email: http://www.socra.org/contact-socra/contact-us/

Phone: (215) 822-8644 
CCRP — Certified Clinical Research Professional
 
Transcultural Nursing Society
Email: staff@tcns.org
Phone: (888) 432-5470
CTN - A — Certification in Transcultural Nursing - Advanced
CTN-B — Certification in Transcultural Nursing - Basic
Vascular Access Certification Corporation
Email: info@vacert.org
Phone: (414) 231-8222
or (844) 468-3349
Fax: (414) 276-3349
VA-BC — Vascular Access Board Certification
Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing
Certification Board
Email: info@wocncb.org
Phone: (888) 496-2622
Fax: (414) 276-2146
CCCN — Certified Continence Care Nurse
COCN — Certified Ostomy Care Nurse
CWCN — Certified Wound Care Nurse
CWOCN — Certified Wound Ostomy Continence Nurse
CWON – Certified Wound Ostomy Nurse
CFCN – Certified Foot Care Nurse
 
Advanced Practice
CCCN-AP — Certified Continence Care Nurse-Advanced Practice
COCN-AP — Certified Ostomy Care Nurse-Advanced Practice
CWCN-AP — Certified Wound Care Nurse-Advanced Practice
CWOCN-AP — Certified Wound Ostomy Continence Nurse-Advanced Practice