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 computer based examination. The designated credential is Dermatology Certified Nurse Practitioner (DCNP).

Certification is valid for a period of three (3) years. Re-certification may be attained through dermatology related CEU/CME credits or by repeated 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-NETFor all questions pertaining to the exam, please contact C-NET at 1-800-463-0786. 

Please visit www.cnetnurse.com  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, dates and all information, contact Edie Nugent, Director of Certification: edie.n@cnetnurse.com 


Download the 2020 DCNP Application Brochure





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