Cardiology Board Certification Examinations for Nurse Practitioners and Physician
Assistant: (Non-nurse practitioners or non-physician assistants are not eligible to take the CVNP Exam).
Purchase the CVNP or CVPA Exams Here
Attention: News Flash - The CVNP and CVPA exam is online now. You may take it from the comfort of your own home 24/7 and 365 days per year. Please schedule 4 hours of quiet time to take the exam. Read the section below about the exam. The exam can be accessed at https://accn.configio.com.
CVNP or CVPA Exam & Study List:
This exam was developed specifically for Cardiovascular Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants working in cardiology areas. Also a great challenge for Cardiology Fellows preparing for their Cardiology Board Exams offered by the American Board of Internal Medicine, and Master's prepared Cardiac Nursing Educators.
The study list is available only to NPs and PAs who have registered for their exams and filled out the necessary exam application. As soon as you are signed up for your exam, email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org for your study list.
Must hold a Masters Degree, and have completed formal training as a Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant, and show proof of being Certified as an NP or PA. A minimum of two years practice in Cardiology or Cardiovascular Nursing, with a blend of non-acute and acute care practice areas are essential for mastery of this exam.
Important Info About Taking the Exam Online:
It is important to set aside about 4 hours to take the exam although it may not take this much time to complete the exam. But what is important is that once you start the exam, you cannot logout and come back later to complete it. It is set to be a one time Exam and once you log out, you are out.
To purchase the exam, go to https://accn.configio.com and look for the CVNP Exam (the CVPA Exam is the same and if a PA takes the exam, we simply give you an appropriate credential with your titles on it). Once you see the CVNP Exam, click on the logo and the application will open. You will be required to read and agree to the exam rules with your signature and if you break any of the rules, the live proctor who will be watching you take the exam will log you out and you will not be able to re-enter. If you break any of the rules you will forfeit your exam fees, so please be careful in reading the instructions. You will also make your payment online before entering the exam. Be sure to have your webcam turned on before starting the exam so the live proctor can see you and your environment. Have your photo ID handy to show the proctor and have your desk clear before starting. You will not be able to use your cell phone or have it anywhere near you and the Exam. We hope that you have a good experienc and all the best to you.
Benefits of CVNP/CVPA Certification:
Demonstrate accountability to employers or potential employers
Potential Income Incentive
What if My Credential Lapses:
If your Certification lapses, you will no longer be sanctioned by the ABCM, Inc. as being Board Certified and my not use the distinction for any reason, be it professional or personal. Employers may inquire about active Board Certification Credentials of their staff to email@example.com.
How Foreign Examinees Can Receive a Certificate or Certification Pin:
All examinees outside the US will receive an electronic copy only unless they prepay the international shipping fees. We recommend that our foreign examinees use nice paper to print their certificate on, to avoid paying these shipping fees of $24.95. All examinees outside the US will have to prepay a $34.95 postage fee in order to receive a certification pin in the mail.
Prepay postage here:
Prepay for an original Board Certification Certificate $24.95
Prepay for a Certification Pin $34.95
Replace my Certificate or Pin, Click Below:
Resend or Replace my Board Certification Certificate inside the US - $19.95
Resend or Replace my Certification Pin inside the US - $24.95
CVRN or CVNP Review Courses Available - Book your Course Today!
If you are interested in hosting a Clinical Cardiology Course for Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants, contact us as soon as possible as our schedule fills up fast. The ABCM can bring both the Course and Exams to your doorstep at little to no cost to you, except for minimal catering and a suitable classroom with projection equipment and a microphone. To start the process call: (813-812-7222) or email: firstname.lastname@example.org and ask for a sample contract and brochure for your Hospital.
Why Become CVNP or CVPA Board Certified:
Most importantly is that Cardiovascular Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants need to demonstrate professional accountability in their everyday practice which includes the diagnosis and management of cardiac patients. And, in this day of high litigation, employment shifting, and Joint Commission accountability, these Exams are a perfect way to assess the overall competency of Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants practicing in a variety of Cardiology settings. Prove to yourself and your colleagues that you have achieved competency in Cardiology by taking the ABCM's CVNP or CVPA Board Certification Exam.
The ABCM issues CVNP or CVPA Awards Certificates to those achieving a 70% or higher score on the Exams. These frameable Awards Certificates are good for a three-year renewable period with proof of 50 continuing medical or nursing education (CME/CE) hours in cardiology every three years, and by paying the renewal fee of $125 USD.
History and the Need:
Our Founder, Jonni Cooper, along with a team of Cardiac Professionals, developed the Nurse Practitioner and Cardiac Physician’s Assistant Board Certification Exams in 2009. Prior to these developments, there were no standards with which to measure the competency of a Cardiac Nurse Practitioners or Physician Assistants whose professional role demands s/he be in the forefront of diagnosis and management of cardiac patients. They have to be as knowledgeable as the cardiologists they serve.