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Designation of certification

For new certification or recertification via exam testing, download the DCNP Application Brochure.

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.

A current NP license or state recognition of NP status (if outside the US, approved license by local state, province or country) is required.

Exams are administered by C-NETFor all questions pertaining to the exam, please contact C-NET at 1-800-463-0786. 

Please visit for complete details, including maps and directions for permanent exam sites and policies for many online testing criteria. Test centers are subject to change. The final location will be listed on your entrance permit. 

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