Pediatric Primary Care Mental Health Specialist (PMHS)

Earning and maintaining the PMHS credential
New Eligiblity Timeframe
PNCB has expanded the timeframe in which required practice hours and CE/graduate coursework can be counted toward exam eligibility from 3 years to 5 years. See the eligibility page for details.

Pediatric Primary Care Mental Health Specialist (PMHS)

The PMHS exam validates the added knowledge, skills, and expertise of advanced practice registered nurses in the early identification, intervention, and collaboration of care for children and adolescents with mental and behavioral health concerns.

Scheduling, Rescheduling, or Withdrawing?

Ready to schedule your exam or need to make changes? Don't forfeit fees. Understand the process, required IDs, and your 90-day testing window policies.

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Your Recert Status

Stay on top of your recertification deadline with a calendar countdown on your Recert Dashboard. Understand basic polices and link to full requirements.

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Need Psychopharmacology?

Explore our Pediatric Updates for available topics. These online modules offer 7.5 accredited contact hours each.

Faces of Certification

PNCB-certified nursing professionals work in a variety of roles and settings throughout the US and beyond. Share your photo today!

Joaquin Adame, CPNP-PC Children's Health Specialty Center Dallas, TX
Heraldine Flores, CPN Baker College Chicago, IL
Joanne Wintersgill, PMHS Cumming Pediatric Group Cumming, GA
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