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DCNP: Dermatology Certified Nurse Practitioner


Offered by:

Dermatology Nurse Practitioner Certification Board (DNPCB)

222 S. Riverside Pl

Suite 1870,

Chicago, IL. 60606

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- Current NP State Licensure

- Master’s degree in nursing 

- National certification as a nurse practitioner

- Minimum of 3,000 hours of general dermatology practice within the last 3 years and with current practice in dermatology (hours obtained 

   from a formal dermatology NP academic program count towards the 3,000 hours)

Handbook - Application :


Exam Fee

$400 for all Nurse Practitioners


Your certification officially begins on the day you pass the exam and will last for three years. 


Extension Requests:

If you need to extend your testing window after scheduling your exam with PSI, you must do so by emailing our customer service desk at When requesting an extension, be sure to provide your name, the last four digits of your social security number, and the name of the test you are taking. For more information about extensions or scheduling during COVID, please click our "COVID-19 Update" link at the top of this page.

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