About NCC

What is NCC?

The National Certification Corporation (NCC) is a not-for-profit organization that provides a national certification program for nurses, physicians, and other licensed health care professionals.  Certification is awarded to nurses in the obstetric, gynecologic, and neonatal specialties and, advanced practice Neonatal and Women's Health nurse practitioners. Subspecialty certifications are awarded to licensed health care professionals in the subspecialty areas of electronic fetal monitoring, care of the extremely low birth weight neonate, neonatal neuro-intensive care, obstetric and neonatal quality and safety and neonatal pediatric transport.

Since its inception in 1975, NCC has awarded certifications to more than 195,000 licensed health care professionals.

Certifications Awarded through 12/31/2021

  • Ambulatory Women's Health Care Nursing*—851
  • High Risk Obstetric Nursing*—420
  • Inpatient Obstetric Nursing—64,025
  • Low Risk Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing—7,431
  • Maternal Newborn Nursing—16,480
  • Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing—31,906
  • Neonatal Nurse Practitioner—8,348
  • Reproductive Endocrinology/Infertility Nurse*—594
  • Telephone Nursing Practice Nurse*—1,282
  • Women's Health Care Nurse Practitioner—20,189

Subspecialty Certifications Awarded through 12/31/2021

  • Care of the Extremely Low Birth Weight Neonate+—843
  • Electronic Fetal Monitoring—39,684
  • Breastfeeding*—152
  • Gynecologic/Reproductive Health Care for the Primary Care Nurse Practitioner and Nurse Midwife*—86
  • Menopause Clinician*—558
  • Menopause Educator*—159
  • Neonatal Neuro-Intensive Care+—220
  • Neonatal Pediatric Transport—2.039
  • Obstetrics for the Primary Care Nurse Practitioner*—18
  • Obstetric and Neonatal Quality and Safety+—478

+New in 2020