Continued Professional Certification (CPC) Assessment

The CPC Assessment will assess knowledge in the four core domains of nurse anesthesia practice. Nurse anesthetists will take a CPC Assessment once every 8-year CPC Program period.

Currently certified nurse anesthetists will take the first CPC Assessment either in the 2020-2024 or 2021-2025 CPC cycle, depending on the individual’s certification schedule. The first CPC Assessment will be measured against a performance standard. The first assessment (offered between 2020 and 2025) will have no impact on certification status with successful completion of additional CE in areas where the performance standard is not met.

To assist nurse anesthetists in preparing for the CPC Assessment, the NBCRNA has developed a Practice assessment known as CPCA Practice. View the Practice Assessment page for more information.

For more information on the format and structure of the assessment view the Assessment Overview page.

For a list of frequently asked questions, view the FAQ page.