Designation of certification

Certification is awarded to those who have successfully completed the certification process by meeting the eligibility criteria and passing a multiple choice written examination. The designated credential is Dermatology Certified Nurse Practitioner (DCNP).

Certification is valid for a period of three (3) years. Recertification may be attained through contact hours of continuing education credit or by examination.

Hold a current NP license or state recognition of NP status (if outside the US, approved license by local state, province or country);

Exams are administered by C-NET. Please visit for complete details, including maps and directions for permanent exam  sites. (Test centers are subject to change.) The final location will be listed on your entrance permit. For further questions regarding exam sites, contact Edie Nugent, Director of Certification: Contact C-NET at 1-800-463-0786 for further information. 2020 DCNP Application Brochure

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