CPAN® and CAPA® Certification:
Nursing Passion in Action®
The American Board of Perianesthesia Nursing Certification, Inc. (ABPANC) is responsible for developing, sponsoring and managing the CPAN and CAPA nursing certification programs. These national professional certification programs are designed for registered nurses caring for patients who have experienced sedation, analgesia and anesthesia in a hospital or ambulatory care facility.
Recertifying in Fall 2017?
If you are due to recertify your CPAN and/or CAPA credential in the Fall 2017 Cycle, the deadline for submitting the online Recertification Application is October 31, 2017.
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CPAN® and CAPA® are nationally accredited and recognized credentials that validate your specialized knowledge as a Perianesthesia nurse.
"My Certification Story"
Read the stories of nurses who have completed their CPAN or CAPA certification.
The Benefits of CPAN® and CAPA® Certification
Join an elite group of experienced nursing colleagues who collectively serve to promote quality patient care while enhancing the awareness and respect of Perianesthesia Nursing.
- Reflects commitment to perianesthesia nursing and quality patient care
- Increased professional credibility with patients and their loved ones
- Validation of current knowledge, experience and commitment to life-long learning
- Strong sense of achievement, personal pride and increased self esteem
- Gives a competitive edge in the job market
As of July 11, 2016, ABPANC has changed its testing vendor to PSI Services, LLC for the delivery of the CPAN and CAPA certification examinations.