Each certification granted by the Dermatology Nurse Practitioner Certification Board (DNPCB) is valid for a three-year period. Expiration of certification shall occur uniformly on December 31. Candidates for re-certification must meet eligibility requirements for certification:

1. Hold a current and unrestricted license as a registered nurse in the US, Canada, or a country approved by C-NET;

2. Have a minimum of three years of recent experience as a nurse practitioner in dermatology;

3. Maintain national certification as a nurse practitioner.

Re-certification candidates must also pay re-certification fees, and must meet one of the following criteria:

1. Successful completion of the certification examination prior to certification expiration.


2. Submission of completed application for re-certification through continuing education prior to certification expiration.

Click here for the Re-Certification application

Click here for Article regarding the Lapse of NP Certifications for DCNP Nurses

If you have lost or need additional certificates, please email Kelly L. Tiffany at ktiffany@dri.org

The additional certificates are $25.00/each, please send a check payable to DNPCB 222 S. Riverside Pl, Suite 1870 Chicago, IL 60606

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