CPAN®/CAPA® Certification Candidate Handbook

The CPAN & CAPA Certification Candidate Handbook (valid through Spring 2018) describes all information and policies regarding the CPAN/CAPA examinations and administrations. You must read this Handbook thoroughly and carefully before registering for examinations.

The CPAN & CAPA Certification Candidate Handbook (valid through Spring 2018) is available on this website in PDF form. You can now read and/or download specific sections of the Candidate Handbook in pdf format.

The latest edition of the ASPAN Standards — Perianesthesia Nursing Standards, Practice Recommendations, and Interpretive Statements 2017-2018 (as listed in Study References, found in the Certification Candidate Handbook and on the ABPANC website) will apply to CPAN and CAPA examinations administered beginning with the Fall 2017 administration.

Handbook:

* Click here for the Certification Candidate Handbook (valid through Spring 2018)

The following are able to be downloaded in pdf format

Test Blueprints
Study References
Fees and Deadlines
CertificatioNOW Q & A Booklet