Membership FAQs

Why should I become a member?

When you join the California Association for Nurse Practitioners (CANP), you enter a close-knit community where information and ideas are freely exchanged, helping members stay at the top of their profession and play a powerful role in health care today.

Once I'm a member, how do I become involved?

All members are encouraged to get involved, and your level of engagement is entirely up to you. Some of the opportunities include:

How do I renew my membership?

You can renew your membership by completing and submitting the online renewal form.

There's a lot of emphasis on "advocacy." What does that mean for me?

CANP has a long history of being actively engaged in the legislative process, educating legislators and policy makers about the role nurse practitioners play in California's health care delivery system, and protecting and expanding NP practice. Through its advocacy efforts, CANP helps thousands of nurse practitioners speak as one, providing a collective voice in the State Capitol.

How does CANP help me earn continuing education credits?

Our Annual Educational Conference is the state’s only event focused exclusively on continuing education for advanced practice nursing. Each year, CANP leaders work with members to design a program of courses featuring some of the most influential figures in the industry. That’s in addition to other educational opportunities that CANP membership delivers.

What other benefits do I get as a CANP member?

The benefits of CANP membership include discounts on products, services and resources vital to you and your practice. These include items that make routine tasks easier, tools for managing your practice, and information channels that expand your knowledge base – as well as your career opportunities.

As a CANP member, do I automatically become an AANP (American Association of Nurse Practitioners) member?

You do not automatically become a member of AANP when you join CANP. 

What methods are acceptable for payment for membership?

CANP accepts personal and business checks, Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover. We also offer members the ability to pay in four equal quarterly payments. You can even arrange automatic renewal payments – for the full year or on a quarterly basis – by selecting the Auto Pay option when choosing your member type. Please note that if you select the Auto Pay option you are not eligible to receive the Controlled Substance II course at no charge.

How long does my membership last?

Membership expires one year from the join date.

How do you become a CANP member?

Complete and submit the online membership application

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