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General Information


Scope of Certification

The Certified Point-of-Care Testing Professional (CPP) credential certifies individuals as competent in point-of-care testing. It documents that the individual has demonstrated competency in U.S. regulations and compliance, quality management, education and training, instrument selection and validation/verification, connectivity and information technology, leadership and communication, sample types, policies and procedures, clinical applications, and technology and methodology.


All fees are non-refundable once paid.

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Application fee                



Exam Sitting fee




Upon review of all required application documents, you will be notified via email of whether you are or are not eligible for the examination. Fee payment and all required documents must be submitted via our online submission portal by the application deadline in order to be reviewed.

The exam must be taken within the first exam period for which the applicant is eligible.

Taking the Exam

If you are determined eligible for examination, you will receive a notification with instructions for scheduling an appointment to take the examination.

The Point-of-Care Testing Professional Certification exam is a two-hour online exam consisting of 175 multiple choice questions. The exam is offered twice each year. The examination is only available online and is monitored by an online proctor via webcam. This allows applicants to take the timed exam in the convenience of their own home or via personal laptop at a time scheduled by the applicant. Internal or external webcams are acceptable.

View additional details on online proctoring, including technical requirements necessary for taking this online proctored examination.

Reapplying for Certification

If you fail the Point-of-Care Testing Professional Certification exam, you may reapply to take the exam a second time in advance of the next examination period. You may only retake the exam once and within the time of one year. A second, non-refundable application and exam sitting fee will be required.

Important Dates 2019

Spring Application deadline: April 1, 2019 (submissions accepted starting January 14)

Spring Exam period: May 31 - June 7, 2019