Point-of-Care Testing Professional Certification

Why Certification

Point-of-care testing is among the fastest growing disciplines within laboratory medicine and clinical diagnostics. Certification through the AACC Board of Certification documents that healthcare professionals working in point-of-care testing have demonstrated expertise in this area and are among the top in their field. This certification is valuable for those in the clinical setting as well as those in industry and academia. As a Certified Point-of-Care Testing Professional (CPP), you will stand out as someone who has gone above and beyond to demonstrate expertise in POC testing.

Certification Description

The CPP Certification certifies individuals as competent in point-of-care testing. It documents that the individual has demonstrated competency in 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.


Eligible individuals are those healthcare professionals responsible for ensuring quality of a point-of-care testing program. This includes laboratory managers, nursing managers, point-of-care coordinators, respiratory therapists, pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, nurse practitioners and physicians’ assistants.

To qualify for the CPP certification, applicants must have a four-year degree in a biological or physical science and at least two years of documented experience in point-of-care testing, or an associates degree in clinical laboratory science and at least 4 years of documented experience in point-of-care testing. Applicants must provide transcripts from their college or university, along with two letters of recommendation from persons who can attest to the applicant’s professional qualifications.


Application Fee
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Sitting Fee
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Key Dates

Application Open: June 3, 2024
Application Close: August 22, 2024
Applicant Notified: October 4, 2024
Exam Payment Deadline: October 25, 2024
Exam Week Open: November 11, 2024
Exam Week Close: November 15, 2024
Exam Results Announced: December 6, 2024

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Washington, DC 20001
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