Certified Nurse Life Care Planner (CNLCP®) Certification Board

A non-profit Certification Board for nurse life care planners.

“Achieving certification in nurse life care planning gave me the confidence to start an independent practice and is an indicator to others that not only am I licensed to practice as a registered nurse, but I have also met rigorous requirements in order to achieve the CNLCP® credential”.

The CNLCP© Certification Board directs the certification program for nurse life care planners. This allows an RN to utilize the designation of CNLCP® and, promotes the specialty of the nurse life care planners’ professional practice and role.

The policies and procedures used by the Certified Nurse Life Care Planner (CNLCP® ) Certification Board to construct and review items and examination forms for the CNLCP®  examination are consistent with guidelines recommended by the American Educational Research Association, the American Psychological Association, and the National Council on Measurement in Education (AERA, APA, NCME; 2014) as well as other industry standards such as: Standards for the Accreditation of Certification Programs (National Commission for Certifying Agencies, 2014) and Conformity assessment — General requirements for bodies operating certification of persons (ISO/IEC 17024).

It is the policy and intent of CNLCP® CB Members and Staff to comply with all applicable laws that prohibit discrimination in employment or service provision. No individual shall be excluded from the opportunity to participate in the CNLCP® program on the basis of age, sex, race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, and gender identity or any other protected characteristic. All publicly available materials, including the CNLCP® Certification Exam and the Handbook for Candidates, are reviewed for bias and sensitivity.

The Certified Nurse Life Care Planner (CNLCP®) Certification Board, incorporated in 2009 as a non-profit entity, collaborates with the American Association of Nurse Life Care Planners (AANLCP®) Executive Board.


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