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Certification, Renewals, and Verification Requests

ANCC offices are closed  December 25 through January 1. The office reopens January 2 at 9:00 am EST. If you have a certification renewal concern that requires attention, please email with your concern and the best way to reach you. Staff will respond on December 27 and 30.

General Inquiries

  • Toll-Free Phone:  800.284.2378
  • Local & International: 301.628.5000

For all inquiries, please contact the ANCC Customer Care Center at 800.284.2378, Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm EST

Mail Certification Applications to

American Nurses Credentialing Center
P.O. Box 8785
Silver Spring, MD 20907-8785

For Address/Email/Telephone Changes

To Request Verification of Certification

For Name Changes
Name changes must be submitted in writing, and should include:

  • Full Original Name and Address
  • Certification Number or Social Security #
  • New Full Legal Name
  • Copy of Marriage Certificate or Court Order
  • Copy of State Issued Photo ID with either old or new name
  • Verification of your current contact information: home address, email, and phone

Send name change requests to:

ANCC Certification
Name Change Request
8515 Georgia Avenue, Suite 400
Silver Spring, MD 20910-3492

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