The American Board of Perianesthesia Nursing Certification (ABPANC) exists to offer CPAN ® and CAPA ® certification programs. CPAN® stands for Certified Post Anesthesia Nurse; CAPA® stands for Certified Ambulatory Perianesthesia Nurse. These credentials are federally registered certification marks and granted to registered nurses who successfully pass a certification exam. For more information, including recommended study references, visit: www.cpancapa.org or call 1.800.622.7262.
The American Board of Perianesthesia Nursing Certification (ABPANC) is responsible for the testing and certification of nurses in the specialty of peri-anesthesia nursing.
Spring 2018 Certification Testing: Fall 2017 Certification Testing:
Registration opens Jan 8 - March 26 Registration open July 10 - Sept. 25th
Test dates: April 2 - May 29th, 2018 Test dates: Oct 2 - November 27th
NEW! As of September 2017, Alaska Residents have new options for testing!
Testing is now available in Anchorage, Fairbanks, Juneau, Ketchikan, and Kodiak!
Alaska Site testing locations can be found here: https://candidate.psiexams.com/registration/testcenter_details.jsp?testid=2900&statename=Alaska&country=USA
Attend a Certification LIVE class, or LIVE webcast, to help you prepare!
LIVE IN-Person Review Classes:
2 LIVE Webcast Review Classes
Did you know? ASPAN has certification review courses on-demand! Purchase the content/chapter you would like, plus earn CE!ASPAN CPAN/CAPA Modules on Demand
Certification Coach / Mentor
For information about finding a CPAN or CAPA Certification Coach , or for help forming study groups, contact email@example.com (212-367-4236).
NPANA has 3 CPAN/CAPA Certification Coaches:
- William Leary, CPAN, CAPA (Oregon)
- Melissa Schmidt, CPAN, CAPA (Oregon)
- Amy Meyers, MSN, RN, ACNS-BC, SGNA, CAPA (Alaska)