Participate in an ANPD Nursing Professional Development Certification Preparation Course

View the full course schedule within ANPD's event calendar.

The course includes extensive content on education, leadership, communication, ethical and legal considerations, practice and performance improvement, technology, project and program management, and skills, including a practice exam. The course is a great introduction to nursing professional development and is taught by experts in the field. To schedule an ANPD Certification Preparation Course, complete the application form and send to ANPD Headquarters. Once your course has been approved, the faculty has been selected, and the joint providers and ANPD have agreed upon dates, ANPD will send you a joint provider agreement and invoice.

Click here to download the 2022 Joint Provider Application Form. 

Type Fees
Affiliates $6,000
Non-affiliates $6,500
Instructor Request Additional $1,000

Please note that the exam is administered by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). Visit ANCC's nursing professional development (NPD) Certification webpage here:

Joint-provider responsibilities:

  • Payment of joint-provider fee
  • Arrange for a facility in which to hold the two-day course
  • Determine registration fees
  • Develop a promotion flyer and submit to ANPD for approval (template provided)
  • Distribute promotional flyer after ANPD approval
  • Arrange food and beverage (optional)
  • Manage all aspects of attendee registration
  • Collaborate with ANPD faculty to arrange lodging and local transportation
  • Duplicate and distribute course materials to participants upon receipt of master files from the ANPD National Office
  • Coordinate the course on-site including daily sign-in
  • Direct participants to evaluation survey link
  • Submit the following to ANPD within 3 days following the course: Participant sign-in sheet with participant names and email addresses

ANPD responsibilities:

  • Determination of the educational content
  • Selection and coordination of the faculty schedule and payment, including faculty travel/hotel and expenses
  • Provide master handout materials for duplication
  • Award contact hours
  • Record keeping
  • Evaluation of each course
  • Management of sponsorship or commercial support
  • Advertise the course in every available issue of TrendLines
  • Post the course dates on the ANPD website on the ANPD event calendar
  • Promote course via email to ANPD members in the region