NCC offers the only OB and Antepartum national certifications available. June 7, 2024

Learn more about these important certifications for perinatal nurses who provide care to hospitalized pregnant women.

Earn your certification and demonstrate your advanced knowledge in caring for vulnerable expecting mothers!


Inpatient Obstetric Nursing (RNC-OB) Certification: The largest community of OB certified nurses in the country!

Nationally accredited by the National Commission of Certifying Agencies (NCCA) and Magnet Approved!

The Inpatient Obstetric Nursing (RNC-OB®) certification is for obstetrical nurses who care for hospitalized pregnant women during the antepartum, intrapartum, postpartum and newborn periods. 

This certification demonstrates the specialty knowledge of obstetrical nurses in fetal assessment, pregnancy complications, labor and birth, recovery, postpartum and newborn care, primarily focusing on the care of pregnant women after 20 weeks of gestation through discharge.

Earn your RNC-OB® certification today and join over 67,500 of your nursing colleagues. 
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View the complete content for the Inpatient Obstetric Nursing certification in the RNC-OB® Candidate Guide.

Take a Preview Test! It will help you assess your readiness for RNC-OB® certification. Preview tests will familiarize you with the exam format and the questions cover the same content areas as the actual exam.


Inpatient Antepartum Nursing* (RNC-IAP) Certification: The first and only national antepartum certification for nurses!

Nationally accredited by the National Commission of Certifying Agencies (NCCA) and Magnet Approved!

The Inpatient Antepartum Nursing (RNC-IAP) is for nursing professionals who provide a coordinated approach to care, continued risk assessment and psychosocial support to hospitalized pregnant women during the antepartum period.

This exam tests the specialty knowledge needed to care for women with pregnancy complications that cannot be managed on an outpatient basis. 

Demonstrate your advanced knowledge of antepartum care with NCC's RNC-IAP certification! Be one of the first in your unit to earn this new certification.
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View the complete content for the Inpatient Antepartum Nursing certification in the RNC-IAP Candidate Guide.

Take a Preview Test! It will help you assess your readiness for RNC-IAP certification. Preview tests will familiarize you with the exam format and the questions cover the same content areas as the actual exam.