Are you interested in becoming a certified DCNP? Click here to review the eligibility requirements to sit for the exam.  You can also download the DCNP Application Brochure.


Hello DCNP's - If your DCNP expiration date is 12/31/2022, please upload your education in the DNPCB portal of CE Broker and email your application to as soon as possible. Please do not wait until the deadline of October 31 to send in your recertification.  

If you need your log-in credentials resent to you, please email: 

Thank you - Kelly Tiffany, DNPCB Association Manager


CE Broker is the official CE tracking system of the Dermatology Nurse Practitioner Certification Board. The Board has provided you with a free Basic Account and now you’ll have helpful CE tracking tools right at your fingertips. The application process for recertification will remain the same, but the application will be shortened and more efficient with the implementation of CE Broker. An email has been sent to Certificants with a unique identification number to register for free with CE Broker. If you did not receive this email, please contact 

Additional CE Broker instructions can be found here.

ABSNC Accreditation Press Release - Dermatology Nurse Practitioner Certification Board Receives Accreditation of its DCNP Examination and Credential From the Accreditation Board for Specialty Nursing Certification

our philosophy  

The DNPCB believes that the specialty of dermatology advanced nursing practice promotes attainment of the highest standards of nursing practice for optimal patient care. This organization believes that attainment of a common knowledge base, utilization of the nursing process, and a high level of skill in the practice setting are required for dermatology nurse practitioner practice and should receive professional recognition.

The DNPCB is committed to the advancement of professional nursing through recognition of nurse practitioners displaying knowledge and expertise in the specialty practice of dermatology. In doing so, the DNPCB recognizes the value of education programs, research, and clinical practice which fosters personal and professional growth. 

Why become DCNP certified?

        • Validate your advanced knowledge
        • Improve patient care
        • Enhance your sense of pride and accomplishment
        • Enjoy peer and collegial respect
        • Increase your earning power and job satisfaction


The Dermatology Nurse Practitioner Certification Board (DNPCB) promotes the highest standards of dermatology nursing practice and establishes credentialing mechanisms for validating proficiency in dermatology nursing. 


DNPCB has adopted the definition of continuing competence as published by the Accreditation Board for Specialty Nursing Certification (ABSNC). Continuing competence is  the ongoing commitment of a registered nurse to integrate and apply the knowledge, skills, and judgement with the attitudes, values, and beliefs required to practice safely, effectively, and ethically in a designated role, patient population and/or setting.

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Chicago, IL 60606


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