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Volunteers for the Commission on Certification

Are you interested in an opportunity to shape the future of certification and have an impact on the nursing profession? Then answer this call to volunteer for this exciting opportunity.

ANCC is seeking candidates for an appointment to the Commission on Board Certification (COC) which serves as the governing body for the ANCC Certification Program. The Certification Appointments Committee makes the final appointments of candidates for a 4-year term from January 1, 2024 through December 31, 2027. Candidates appointed will be notified by September 25, 2023. An orientation of newly appointed commission members will be held in October 2023 at ANCC in Silver Spring, MD.


Required information to submit

  1. A completed COC Application
  2. Your current Resume/CV, limit to 5 pages. Note: If your resume/CV is more than 5 pages, then the additional pages and content on those pages will not be considered)
  3. Official job description for each current healthcare position. You may provide a letter describing your professional responsibilities in detail and ability to participate (on letterhead, signed by your supervisor) or a formal position description from your organization’s HR department or website—it should include job title, qualifications, and responsibilities.
  4. A letter of recommendation from your current employer with a statement of employer support if you are appointed to the COC
  5. If self-employed, include a letter describing your professional responsibilities, a letter of recommendation from a colleague, and a statement of commitment and ability to serve, if you are appointed to the COC

Ready to submit?

  • Save your information as single PDF file.
  • Name the PDF COCapplication_yourlastname.firstname (e.g.COCapplication_mahoney.mary)
  • Send via email to no later than May 26, 2023

Questions? Send an email with your question to

Return your application materials to on or before May 26, 2023.

The Certification Appointments Committee will review application materials and final notifications will be made by September 25, 2023.

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