NCC Certification

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Every year, thousands of students graduate from nursing school with a certification that allows them to pursue the nursing career of their dreams. Usually, the first step toward these dreams is a nursing certification exam.

The National Certification Corporation (NCC) is a nonprofit organization that provides certification and credentialing exams in various specialties, primarily in the field of women’s health and neonatal nursing. To help you prepare for your NCC certification exam, check out the free practice tests and other resources below.

NCC Certification Practice Tests

NCC Certification Renewal

To maintain your NCC certification, you will need to go through the renewal process every three years. This process generally includes completing a certain number of continuing education (CE) hours, verifying clinical practice hours, and meeting other specific criteria outlined by NCC. The exact details of the renewal process differ depending on you certification.

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NCC Certification Verification

Verifying your NCC certification is a standard practice that helps prevent certification fraud and is often a requirement for maintaining legal compliance.

To verify your certification, you will need to visit the NCC website and request verification for each certification you have. There are different fees associated with different levels of access to your verification information:

Look up only$10
Look up and download$20
Look up and email to a third party$30

If you have an NCC account, you will find receipts for your most recent verification requests in your online profile.

By Kate Nockunas

Kate has been Mometrix’s Nursing and Medical Editor for over four years. She has a bachelor’s degree in Communications from Vanderbilt University, a bachelor’s degree in Nursing from Marymount University, and a master’s degree in Education from Johns Hopkins. Kate is a critical care registered nurse who still works occasionally in the ICU and PACU.


by Mometrix Test Preparation | This Page Last Updated: October 31, 2023