CPNP Primary Care Exam Content Outline / Test Blueprint

The CPNP-PC exam content outline (also known as a test blueprint) is an essential tool as you study for your exam. It describes all of the subject areas covered by the exam and number of questions per content domain. PNCB certification exams are comprehensive tests, so be sure to study all areas of the content outline.

Tip! Questions will not simply include knowledge recall. This exam tests your ability to apply knowledge and use critical thinking skills to determine one best answer among answer choices.


Content for the updated exam has not changed considerably. To read highlights from this study and exam changes, see our executive summary of highlights from the 2012 CPNP-PC role delineation study and PNCB's 2012 CPNP-PC Exam PowerPoint.

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