Thank you to all who joined SDNP for our
LIVE Dermatology Nurse Practitioner Certification Review Course!

April 24–25th, 2022  |  7am–5:00pm CT  |  Gaylord Opryland, Nashville, TN

What is the Dermatology Certification Exam?
The Dermatology Nurse Practitioner Certification Examination nationally accredited examination administered by the Dermatology Nurse Practitioner Certification Board (DNPCB). The exam is designed to measure the nurse practitioner’s ability to assess and diagnose acute and chronic dermatological conditions that occur across the life span. National certification is a recognized measure of competence in one’s specialty area and serves as recognition of expertise in the specialty practice of dermatology.

Who is Eligible for the Dermatology Nurse Practitioner Certification Exam?
To be eligible to sit for the Dermatology Certified Nurse Practitioner (DCNP) exam, candidates must meet the following requirements, as delineated by the DCNPB:

    • Masters or Doctoral degree in nursing
    • Current NP state licensure
    • National certification as a NP
    • Minimum of 3,000 hours of recent dermatology NP practice (within the last 3 years) with current practice in dermatology (hours obtained from a formal dermatology NP academic program count towards the 3,000 hours).
    • For more information on eligibility criteria, please visit:

What Will the Certification Review Course Cover?
The review course will provide a comprehensive overview of the delineated examination focus areas identified by the DCNPB. You will learn the “need to know” information to enable you to be focused and prepared to pass the examination. Along with the two-day didactic session, there will be a one-day virtual practice question session to strengthen your knowledge and assist you in the art of “dissecting” examination questions to uncover the correct answer!

Will the Review Course be Live-Streamed?
The inaugural SDNP Certification Review Course will only be offered in person but the Practice Test Question Session will be offered virtually.

Will CEU or Contact Hours be Offered?
16.5 hours of CE will be available for the Certification Review Course. 4 CE will be offered for the Virtual Practice Test Question Session

Chair: Peggy Vernon, RN, MA, C-PNP, DCNP, FAANP
Kathleen Haycraft, DNP, FNP-BC, DCNP, FAANP
Diane Hanna, DNP, DCNP, FAANP
Lakshi Aldredge, MSN, ANP-BC, DCNP, FAANP

Who do I Contact for More Information About the Examination?
Please visit:

Who do I Contact for More Information About the Certification Review Course?
Please contact Peggy Vernon at [email protected]

 Accreditation Information

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Cine-Med and the Society of Dermatology Nurse Practitioners. Cine-Med is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Cine-Med designates this live activity for a maximum of 16.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity provides 16.5 contact hours for nurses.

Other Healthcare Professionals
All other healthcare professionals will receive a Certificate of Participation. For information on the applicability and acceptance of Certificates of Participation for activities designated for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™, consult your professional licensing board.