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Point-of-Care Testing Professional Certification

Next Exam Window: November 6, 2020 – November 13, 2020

Application Deadline: September 15, 2020



AACC POCT Certification

Point-of-care testing is among the fastest growing disciplines within laboratory medicine and clinical diagnostics. With certification through the AACC Board of Certification, you can showcase your proven expertise. As a Certified Point-of-Care Testing Professional (CPP), you will stand out as someone who has gone above and beyond to demonstrate proficiency in point-of-care testing.

Who Are Certified Point-of-Care Testing Professionals?

CPPs are professionals performing diagnostic tests outside the central laboratory, including near-patient testing, point-of-care devise selection and validation, quality management, operator training, regulatory compliance, and service as liaison with the central laboratories

Applicants must have:

  • A four-year degree in a biological, chemical, physical, or medical laboratory science or in nursing.
  • At least 2 years of work experience in Point-of-Care Testing

About the Exam

The Point-of-Care Testing Professional Certification exam is a two-hour exam consisting of 175 multiple choice questions. The examination is only available online and is monitored by and 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.

The exam is offered twice annually, in the spring (last week of May) and fall (first week of November).

The next exam period is November 6-13, 2020.

How Do I Apply?

A completed application includes:

  • Education Transcript or Credential Evaluation Report
  • Resume or CV
  • Letter of experience from supervisor
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation
  • Agreeing to the eligibility requirement
  • Paying the application fee

Applications are accepted through the online portal during open application period.

View the detailed application requirements.

The application deadline is September 15, 2020 for the November 6-13, 2020 exam period.


For complete details on the certification and application process, please review the AACC Point-of-Care Professional Certification Candidate Handbook.


If you have any questions about the Point-of-Care Testing Professional Certification, please send them to POCTCertification@aacc.org.