Dermatology Nursing Certification Board - Certification Exam

Time Slot: 
Sunday, April 3, 2016 - 8:00am to 12:00pm


Certification provides an added credential beyond licensure and demonstrates by examination that the Registered Nurse or Nurse Practitioner has acquired a core body of specialized knowledge and adheres to specialized nursing standards. It assures consumer protection and confers peer and public recognition to those individuals who prove proficient in their practice.

To see if you're qualified, please go to  On the right side of the page, NP's will click DCNP and RN's will click DNC.  There you will find eligibility and exam information for your current practice level.

The exam is held three times yearly; once during the DNA Annual Convention and twice at locations throughout the United States.  You must apply for the exam using the application on the website and mailing it to C-NET Nursing in advance of the exam.  The on-time deadline for the exam held at the DNA Annual Conference is February 5, 2016 and the late deadline (additional fee) is February 19.  To see other exam dates and sites, please visit