CPAN®/CAPA® Certification Candidate Handbook

The CPAN & CAPA Certification Candidate Handbook (valid through Spring 2017) 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 2017) and Appendices are available on this website in PDF form. You can now read and/or download specific sections of the Candidate Handbook and Appendices booklet in pdf format.

The latest edition of the ASPAN Standards — Perianesthesia Nursing Standards, Practice Recommendations, and Interpretive Statements 2015-2017 (as listed in Appendix D – 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 2016 administration.

Handbook:

* Click here for the Certification Candidate Handbook (valid through Spring 2017)

The following appendices are able to be downloaded in pdf format

Appendix C — Test Blueprints
Appendix D — Study References
Appendix E — Fees and Deadlines
CertificatioNOW Q & A Booklet