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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



Current NP State Licensure* Master’s degree in nursing* National certification as a nurse practitioner* Minimum of 3,000 hours of general dermatology practice with current practice in dermatology (hours obtained from a formal dermatology NP academic program count towards the 3,000 hours) within the last 3 years.

Handbook - Application - Study Materials:


$400 for all Nurse Practitioners

$25 late fee for all applications postmarked during the late fee period

Exam Dates & Deadlines:


Exam Date: March 21, 2020

Location: Denver, CO (DNA annual convention)

On-time postmark deadline: 1/24/20

With $25 late fee added: 2/7/20

DNPCB CBT Spring Testing

Testing period: April 1-30

On-time postmark deadline: 2/5/20

With $25 late fee added: 2/1/20


DNPCB CBT Fall testing

Testing period: September 1-30

On-time postmark deadline: 7/7/20

With $25 late fee added: 7/21/20


3 years from the date of passing the exam.