Policies & Terms of Use

Policies & Terms of Use


Copyright and Legal Notices

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PNCB reserves the right to refuse any order.


PNCB Certificant and Candidate Code of Ethics

To support excellence in nursing practice, the PNCB assumes that every nurse certified by this organization or desiring certification will uphold and adhere to its Code of Ethics


Right to Use Trademarks

All the logos and trademarks available via www.pncb.org, including CPN®, CPNP®, PMHS®, and No Pass, No Pay® are registered trademarks and logos of their respective owners and copyright holders. They are provided only as a convenience for their lawful use, and should be used only by owner of the logo or trademark, authorized agents or affiliates, with proper permission from the copyright holders.

All customers are solely responsible for obtaining proper permissions and licenses from third parties whose rights may be violated or infringed. To use any logo, trademark or copyrighted items, a customer MUST have written permission from the owner of the logo or trademark or copyright, or be an employee or authorized agent or affiliate of the owner. A customer may NOT use any logo or other graphic material in a manner which may infringe copyright. A customer also may NOT use any logo or trademark in a vulgar, libelous, disparaging or otherwise unlawful manner. PNCB assumes no responsibility for damages or any wrong doing that the customer may cause using a logo, trademark or copyrighted items. PNCB shall not be held liable for the unauthorized, improper, or illegal use of any logo or trademark or copyright that is printed on or otherwise applied to promotional merchandise ordered or purchased by the customer through PNCB.

Trademarked Credentials

The marks CPNP®, PMHS®, and CPN® have been registered in the United States Patent and Trademark Office to the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board, Inc.

For individual pediatric nursing professionals, certification is an important credential that attests to the achievement of specialty knowledge beyond basic nursing preparation. Persons using the CPNP®, PMHS®, and CPN® credential meet standards and tests of competency, skill, and knowledge established by the PNCB. When listing your credential, however, you should not include the registration (®) mark.

CPNP®, PMHS®, and CPN® are registered trademarks of the PNCB and may only be used by those certified by this Board. Certificates and recertification renewal cards will differentiate CPNPs® using CPNP®-PC (Primary Care) or CPNP®-AC (Acute Care).


Social Media Policy

To foster a positive, responsible, and respectful experience for all users, PNCB’s Social Media User Guidelines define the protocols for participating in the organization’s social media sites. Users of PNCB's social media platforms agree to abide by the Guidelines. 


Security Notice

PNCB's secure server software uses the latest in encryption technology to ensure the security of your credit card transactions. At the top of the Check Out screen, the beginning of the address reads https:// instead of the usual http://. The "s" means that the site is encrypted and the data will be transmitted securely.


Please note that online applications or other orders cannot be processed over the telephone.


Faces of Certification

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

Kylie Arey, CPNP-PC, CPN Northern Kentucky Pediatric Group Wilder, KY
Michael Maymi, CPNP-AC UF Health Gainesville, FL
Amber Lewis, CPN Children's Hospital, New Orleans New Orleans, LA
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