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 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 and neonatal pediatric transport.

Since its inception in 1975, NCC has awarded certifications to more than 175,000 licensed health care professionals.

Certification Awarded through 12/31/2019

  • Ambulatory Women's Health Care Nurse*—851
  • High Risk Obstetric Nurse*—420
  • Inpatient Obstetric Nurse—59,888
  • Low Risk Neonatal Nurse—7,076
  • Maternal Newborn Nurse—14,322
  • Neonatal Intensive Care Nurse—28,937
  • Neonatal Nurse Practitioner—7,563
  • Reproductive Endocrinology/Infertility Nurse*—594
  • Telephone Nursing Practice Nurse*—1,282
  • Women's Health Care Nurse Practitioner—19,077

Certificates of Added Qualification Awarded through 12/31/2019

  • Electronic Fetal Monitoring—32,737
  • Breastfeeding*—152
  • Gynecologic/Reproductive Health Care for the Primary Care Nurse Practitioner and Nurse Midwife*—86
  • Menopause Clinician*—558
  • Menopause Educator*—159
  • Neonatal Pediatric Transport—1,730
  • Obstetrics for the Primary Care Nurse Practitioner*—18