Graduates of NP Programs Outside Ontario

The following examinations have been recognized by the College for applicants to the Extended Class who completed a Nurse Practitioner program in a jurisdiction outside Ontario.

Adult specialty certificate
  • Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Certification Examination (if written in January 2013 or later)
    The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Board (AANPCB)

For information about this exam, please read the fact sheet on the Canadian Council of RN Regulators’ website.

  • Adult Nurse Practitioner Examination (if written between 2002 and September 2016)
    The American Nurses Credentialing Center
      

    Note: This exam is no longer offered by the American Nurses Credentialing Center as of September 1, 2016.

 Paediatrics specialty certificate
  • Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Primary Care Certification Examination (if written in December 1995 or later)
    The Pediatric Nursing Certification Board
    For information about this exam, please read the fact sheet on the Canadian Council of RN Regulators’ website.
    • Certification Examination for Nurse Practitioners Specializing in Neonatology (if completed in 2006 or later)
      Ordre des infirmières et infirmiers du Québec
       
    • Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Examination (if written in January 2002 or later)
      The American Nurses Credentialing Center 
  • Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Certification (if written in January 1994 or later)
    The National Certification Corporation
 Primary Health Care specialty certificate
  • Canadian Nurse Practitioner Examination (if written in January 2005 or later)
    The Canadian Nurses Association 

More information

  • Family Nurse Practitioner Certification Examination (if written in October 2001 or later)
    The American Nurses Credentialing Center 
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Certification Examination (if written in January 2013 or later)
    The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Board (AANPCB)
Page last reviewed June 17, 2016