Aesthetic Nurse Specialist Certification


Plastic Surgical Nursing Certification Board (PSNCB)

500 Cummings Center, Suite 4400

Beverly, MA 01915

877.337.9315 (Voice)

978.524.0461 (Fax)


  • 1. Be currently licensed as a Registered Nurse in the United States, its territories or Canada, and
  • 2. Work in collaboration or in a practice with a physician that is Board Certified within one of the following specialties: Plastic/Aesthetic Surgery, Ophthalmology, Dermatology, or Facial Plastic Surgery (ENT)
  • 3. Have a minimum of two (2) years of nursing experience as a registered nurse within the four Core Specialties above in a general staff, administrative, teaching, or research capacity within three (3) years prior to application, and
  • 4. Have spent at least 1,000 practice hours within the core specialties during the last two (2) years. 


$195 – ISPAN Members$295–Non-MembersReduced fee for persons who took the exam one time and did not pass: $100– ISPAN Member$150–Non-Members (good for 2 years following 1st attempt).$25 Late fee





Spring exams:

Fall exams:


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3 years from the date of passing exam.
To download the application, click HERE.
* Current license as an RN in the United States, its territories, or Canada.
* Minimum of 2 years of plastic surgical nursing experience as an RN.
* Spend at least 50% of practice hours in plastic surgical nursing during 2 of the preceding 5 years.
* Be in compliance with state regulations of the practice of hemodialysis patient-care technicians, if applicable. Applicants must meet the experience requirement (for certification) of the state in which they practice.