CNLCP™ Certification

Become a Certified Nurse Life Care Planner (CNLCP®)

Certified Nurse Life Care Planner (CNLCP®) Certification

Certification is a formal recognition that validates knowledge, experience, skills and clinical judgment within a specific nursing specialty; and, as such, is reflective of a more stringent professional practice standard. It reflects achievement of proficiency beyond basic licensure.

CNLCP® Certification

Please note that as of June 1, 2024, applications for the CNLCP® multiple-choice certification examination will no longer be accepted as we are transitioning to a portfolio examination.  Development of the CNLCP® Portfolio Examination is underway, with an anticipated release by mid to late summer 2024. 

Recertification applications are not affected.

It is the policy of the Universal Life Care Planner Certification Board members and staff to comply with all compliance laws that prohibit discrimination in employment or service provision and that no individual shall be excluded from the opportunity to participate in the CNLCP® and/or CHLCP™ program based on age, sex, race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, and gender identity or any other protected characteristic.

Statistics

2023 CNLCP® CERTIFICATION UPDATE

Total # of Candidates who took the exam-6

# of Passing Candidates-6

# of Failing Candidates-1 (retook exam and passed)

# of CNLCP® Renewals-20

Total Number Active CNLCP®s end of 2023 was 262

2022 CNLCP® CERTIFICATION UPDATE

Total # of Candidates who took the exam-9

# of Passing Candidates-7

# of Failing Candidates-2

# of CNLCP® Renewals-45

#SME for CNLCP® Portfolio Exam-14

Total Number Active CNLCP®s end of 2022 was 271

2021 CNLCP® CERTIFICATION UPDATE

Total # of Candidates who took the exam-7

# of Passing Candidates-6

# of Failing Candidates-1

# of CNLCP® Renewals-16

Total Number Active CNLCP®s end of 2021 was 268

2020 CNLCP® CERTIFICATION UPDATE

Total # of Candidates who took the exam-17

# of Passing Candidates-11

# of Failing Candidates-6

# of CNLCP® Renewals-39

Total Number Active CNLCP®s end of 2020 was 287

2019 CNLCP® CERTIFICATION UPDATE

Total # of Candidates who took the exam-14

# of Passing Candidates-10

# of Failing Candidates-4

# of CNLCP® Renewals-40

Total Number Active CNLCP®s end of 2019 was 313