Why become DCNP certified?

  • Validate your advanced knowledge
  • Improve patient care
  • Enhance your sense of pride and accomplishment
  • Enjoy peer and collegial respect
  • Increase your earning power and job satisfaction

Interested in becoming a Certified DCNP?

Are you interested in becoming a certified DCNP? Click here to review the eligibility requirements to sit for the exam. You can also apply here.

CE Broker

CE Broker is the official CE tracking system of the Dermatology Nurse Practitioner Certification Board. The Board has provided you with a free Basic Account and now you'll have helpful CE tracking tools right at your fingertips. The application process for recertification will remain the same, but the application will be shortened and more efficient with the implementation of CE Broker. An email has been sent to Certificants with a unique identification number to register for free with CE Broker. If you did not receive this email, please contact office@dnpcb.org.

Additional CE Broker instructions can be found here.

News and Announcements

DCNP Review Course March 4-5 2024

January 29, 2024

The Center for Dermatology NP PA presents The DCNP and CAQ-DERM Review Course.

DCNP Certificates Now Available for Download or Printing

January 5, 2024


Welcome to the New DNPCB Website

August 2, 2023

New applicants and current DCNPs now have access to apply or recertify, pay online, print certificates, check DCNP expiration date and update email and address information. A CE Broker Log-In ID is also included once the DCNP credential is obtained. Paper certificates may still be requested by emailing office@dnpcb.org.  The fee will be $25 beginning September 1, 2023.

How do I get started with the new Certificant Portal?

Current DCNPs
You must set up your login to be able to access the recert application.
Go to the Login menu. Click on forgot password to get started. Enter the email address that you provided to communicate with the DNPCB Office. If you are not able to find an email address associated with DNPCB or need help setting up your Certificant portal, please contact Kelly Tiffany, ktiffany@dnpcb.org for assistance.

New Applicants:
New certificate applications will now be onboarded directly through the DNPCB office. C-NET will continue to confirm approval and coordinate applicant exams and results.

Please direct any other questions or concerns to office@dnpcb.org. Thank you.


DNPCB 12/31/23 Expiration of Certification

March 14, 2023

If your certification is set to expire by 12/31/23, this message is for you!  The DNPCB Board of Directors in conjunction with the Recertification Committee will now have a recertification period each year.  Recertification applications will be accepted on August 1, 2023, and the deadline for submission is October 31, 2023.  Please, however, continue to update your education credits in CE Broker. 


Announcing Category F - Precepting

March 13, 2023

The Dermatology Nurse Practitioner Certification Board announces an additional category for recertification, Category F Precepting.  Now DCNPs can recertify using their hours spent precepting NP students with Contact Hours towards the minimum of 60 continuing education credits required to recertify.


ABSNC Accreditation Press Release

Dermatology Nurse Practitioner Certification Board Receives Accreditation of its DCNP Examination and Credential From the Accreditation Board for Specialty Nursing Certification.

Click here for more information.

Dermatology Nurse Practitioner Certification Board