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Fees and Application Procedures


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.


An application fee is required when you apply to take the exam. If you are accepted as an exam candidate, then you will also be required to pay an additional exam sitting fee. All fees are non-refundable once paid.

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Application Process

An application fee and all required documents must be submitted via our online submission portal by the deadline in order for your application to be reviewed. After your application is reviewed, you will receive an email stating either that you have been accepted as an exam candidate or that you are not eligible for the examination.

Once accepted, an exam candidate must take the examination during the exam period that immediately follows his or her acceptance.

Taking the Exam

If you are accepted as an exam candidate, shortly after you pay the exam sitting fee you will receive an email with instructions on how to schedule 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 examination is only available online and is monitored by an online proctor via webcam. This allows candidates to take the timed exam in the convenience of their own home or via personal laptop at a time scheduled by the candidate.

View additional details on online proctoring, including technical requirements necessary for taking this online proctored examination. AACC accepts the use of internal or external webcams.

Reapplying for Certification

Candidates who fail the Point-of-Care Testing Professional Certification exam may reapply to take the exam a second time within one year of the date of their first examination. A new application and application fee will be required, and the same application review and exam procedures will apply. Payment of a new exam sitting fee will also be required.

If a candidate is unsuccessful after a second examination attempt, reapplication will be denied for a period of two years. The purpose of this is to give the candidate time to gain additional experience and knowledge before another exam sitting.