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DNC: Dermatology Nurse Certified

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Offered by:

Dermatology Nursing Certification Board (DNCB)

435 N. Bennett Street
Southern Pines, NC 28387
ph 800-454-4362

fax 910-246-2356


- Hold a current and unrestricted license as a registered nurse (RN) in the U.S. or Canada.

- Have a minimum of 2 years of dermatology nursing experience as an RN.

- Have a minimum of 2000 hours of work experience in dermatology nursing within the past 2 years in a general staff, administrative, 

  teaching, or research capacity.

Handbook - Application - Study Materials:


3 years from the date of passing the exam.


$335 for Standard Fee

$260 for DNA members

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


Reduced fee for individuals who took the exam one time and did not pass:

$195 for DNA members

$270 for non-members

Exam Dates & Deadlines:

C-NET will accept applications for this certification year-round. No deadlines or late fees shall apply for Computer-Based Testing.


Application Processing

Please allow four weeks (from the time C-NET receives your application) for processing and review.  Should C-NET require further information to complete its review of your submission, we will contact you using the email address provided on your application. When your application is approved, our testing partner PSI will send a link to your email address, allowing you to schedule an examination date online. Along with your link, you will be granted a 90-day testing window. You must both schedule and sit for your examination within the 90 days provided.


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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