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 healthcare 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 healthcare 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 215,000 licensed healthcare professionals.

Certifications Awarded through 12/31/2023

  • Ambulatory Women's Health Care Nursing¹—851
  • High Risk Obstetric Nursing¹—420
  • Inpatient Antepartum Nursing²—437
  • Inpatient Obstetric Nursing—67,535
  • Low Risk Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing—7,752
  • Maternal Newborn Nursing—18,398
  • Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing—34,307
  • Neonatal Nurse Practitioner—9,065
  • Reproductive Endocrinology/Infertility Nurse¹—594
  • Telephone Nursing Practice Nurse¹—1,282
  • Women's Health Care Nurse Practitioner—21,573

Subspecialty Certifications Awarded through 12/31/2023

  • Care of the Extremely Low Birth Weight Neonate³—1,343
  • Electronic Fetal Monitoring—47,159
  • Breastfeeding¹—152
  • Gynecologic/Reproductive Health Care for the Primary Care Nurse Practitioner and Nurse Midwife¹—86
  • Menopause Clinician¹—558
  • Menopause Educator¹—159
  • Neonatal Neuro-Intensive Care³—292
  • Neonatal Pediatric Transport—2,381
  • Obstetrics for the Primary Care Nurse Practitioner¹—18
  • Obstetric and Neonatal Quality and Safety³—692

²New in 2022
³New in 2020