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Northern Colorado Nurse Practitioner Coalition

ANPCB Announces ENP Certification Program Accreditation!

Posted 6 months ago by Laura Hildebrand

WASHINGTON (July, 12, 2018)— During its recent meeting the NCCA accredited the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Board (AANPCB) Emergency Nurse Practitioner (ENP) Specialty Certification for a five-year period, expiring July 31, 2023. Founded in 1993, AANPCB is a professional certification organization acting in the public interest by establishing and enforcing education, examination, experience and ethics requirements for certification. The ENP certification examination was launched January 2017, and currently 330 are certified to use the ENP-C designation. AANPCB received NCCA accreditation of its Emergency Nurse Practitioner Specialty Certification Program by submitting an application demonstrating the program’s compliance with the NCCA’s Standards for the Accreditation of Certification Programs. NCCA is the accrediting body of the Institute for Credentialing Excellence (ICE), formerly the National Organization for Competency Assurance. Since 1977, the NCCA has been accrediting certifying programs based on the highest quality standards in professional certification to ensure the programs adhere top standards of practice in the certification industry. There are more than 270 NCCA-accredited programs that certify individuals in a wide range of professions and occupations. ICE’s mission is to advance credentialing through education, standards, research, and advocacy to ensure competence across professions and occupations. NCCA was founded as a commission whose mission is to help ensure the health, welfare, and safety of the public through the accreditation of a variety of certification programs that assess professional competence. NCCA uses a peer review process to: establish accreditation standards; evaluate compliance with these standards; recognize programs which demonstrate compliance; and serve as a resource on quality certification.

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