NP Certification Exam Info
"THE NP review course with THE MONEY-BACK GUARANTEE*"
AANPCP Certification
Introductory fee: $125.00
Regular Fee: $240.00 (member)/  $315.00 (non-member)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

AANPCP Forms and Documents

Candidate and Renewal Information Booklet

AANPCP Testing Domains

Updated August 2013
The contents of this website/webpage are for informational purposes only. Please visit the  AANPCP or ANCC web sites for more
information and updates.

American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANPCP)

Adult-Gerontology Primary Care NP
>released on January 2013.
>Contains 150 questions (15 questions are not graded). >The time alloted is 3.5 hours.

Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)
>Latest version released in 2012
>Contains 150 questions (only 135 graded)
>Time alloted is 3 hours

Adult Nurse Practitioner (ANP)
>Latest version released in 2012
>Contains 150 questions (only 135 graded)
>Time alloted is 3 hours

American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC_

Adult Gerontology Primary Care NP
Contains 200 questions (25 questions not graded) . Only 175 questions are graded.
>Time alloted is 4 hours
>Released January 2013

Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)
>New version released August 6, 2013
>Now contains 200 questions (only 175 graded).

Adult Nurse Practitioner Exam (ANP)
>Application deadline is December 2014
>Exam will be retired on 2015 and will be replaced by the new Adult-Gerontology Primary Care NP exam

When do you find out the test scores?
You will know whether you "Pass" or "Fail" after the exam (unofficial). Do not forget to ask the exam proctor to print out of your unofficial score. The official score letter arrives within 2 weeks.

What are the passing scores?
AANPCP: 500 or higher (100 - 800)
ANCC: 350 or higher (100 - 500)

Non-Clinical Questions vs. Clinical Questions
There are very few non-clinical questions on this exam (compared with ANCC's exam). Students report they had about 3 questions on their exam (can change in the future?).Most questions are clinical.  Only 135 questions (out of 50) are graded.

Their exam contains about 25% non-clinical questions.
There will be about 43 questions (out of 175 graded) that are about non-clinical topics. Therefore about 132 questions (out of 175 graded) is clinical.

ANCC Certification
Exam Fee
Regular fee: $275.00 (member)/ $395.00 (non-member)

ANCC Certification Information by Specialty
ANCC General Testing and Renewal Handbook