Addictions Nursing Certification Board

Why Become Certified?

Certification attests to attainment of specialized knowledge beyond the basic nursing credential. Certification serves to maintain and to promote quality nursing care by providing a mechanism for nurses to demonstrate their proficiency in a nursing specialty area. It documents that special knowledge has been achieved, elevates the standards of addictions nursing practice, and provides for expanded career opportunities and advancement within the specialty of addictions nursing. Thus, certification benefits the nurse, the profession of nursing, and the public!


  • Study Guide
  • Eligibility Requirements
  • Exam Fees
  • Exam Periods and Application Deadlines
  • Scheduling an Exam

Learn more about taking the CARN or CARN-AP exam…

Learn more about ANCB

The Addictions Nursing Certification Board (ANCB) was established in 1989 for the purpose of promoting the highest standards of addictions nursing practice through development, implementation, and coordination of all aspects of certification for addictions nurses.


ANCB Board Members


  • Recertification Application
  • Recertification Requirements
  • Recertification Fees
  • Recertification Deadlines

Recertification Information

IntNSA's Mission: To advance excellence in nursing care for the prevention and treatment of addictions for diverse populations across all practice setting
through advocacy, collaboration, education, research and policy development.
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