BCEN Updates

CPEN® Program Update: BCEN Becomes Sole Owner of CPEN Program

The Board of Certification for Emergency Nursing (BCEN®) and the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board (PNCB) have mutually agreed to dissolve the joint ownership of the Certified Pediatric Emergency Nurse (CPEN®) program.

As such, BCEN is now the sole owner of the CPEN exam and program. BCEN is grateful for our partnership with PNCB these past several years, as together our organizations developed and launched this much needed and valued certification. BCEN is fully committed to the continued success of the CPEN program. Click here to read the press release.

Service to CPEN exam candidates and current CPENs will not be impacted by this change, and the CPEN credential remains valid for all actively certified CPENs. In addition, BCEN is working closely with the Accreditation Board for Specialty Nursing Certification (ABSNC) to ensure this change in ownership does not affect the current accreditation status of the CPEN program.

Candidates seeking to start their initial CPEN certification or recertification applications will no longer do so via the Applied Measurement Professionals (AMP) website. Instead, candidates will go to the BCEN website, log into their BCEN Account, and complete and submit the appropriate online CPEN forms (the same process that is used for all other BCEN certification programs). The CPEN exam will continue to be delivered through AMP’s test centers.

CPEN Initial Exam Application Process
CPEN Recertification Process

Most importantly, we thank the 4,100+ RNs who have achieved and maintained their CPEN credential. Your ongoing commitment to your specialty certification is of value to your pediatric patients and their families, and to the communities you serve.