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
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)