Point-of-Care Testing Certificate

The Point-of-Care Testing Certificate is a great way to show your understanding of pharmacy-based point-of-care testing.

Demonstrate Your Advanced Knowledge, Skills & Abilities


After earning this certificate, you will show your expertise in:

  • POC Testing regulations
  • PPE and safety for POC Testing
  • POC Testing directions and record keeping
  • POC Testing sample collections, including nasopharyngeal swabs, nasal (turbinate level) swabs, throat swabs, finger pricks for blood collection and oral swabs

Eligibility Requirements

Candidates must be an active CPhT (through either NHA or PTCB) and meet one of the following eligibility requirements to sit for this exam:

      Option 1. Completion of a BPTS-Recognized Training Program for Point-of-Care Testing, OR

      Option 2. A minimum of 1 year or 1,000 hours of supervised pharmacy experience related to point-of-care testing.

Recognized Training Programs

The following are BPTS-Recognized training programs for the Point-of-Care Testing Certificate Exam:

Additional training programs will be added upon recognition.
*Training providers interested in submitting a program for recognition – click here.

Exam Fee

The exam fee for the Point-of-Care Testing Certificate is $49.
This fee includes one complimentary retake, if required.

How to Apply

To apply for the Point-of-Care Testing Certificate Exam – click here or check out our special launch bundles with courses + exams – here.


Exam Details

The Point-of-Care Testing Certificate Exam is a computer-based exam comprised of 60 multiple choice questions.
Candidates will have 90 minutes to complete the exam and survey.

The exam can be taken at your preferred location, such as at home, and is available online, 24/7.

As a part of the registration process, you will have the opportunity to indicate your need for ADA exam accommodations.
After registration is completed, you will receive an email with instructions on how to complete and submit your request for accommodations.

Taking Your Exam

Instructions will be sent to candidates after applications are reviewed and approved.

Earning Your Certificate & Badge

After passing the exam, you will receive a digital badge and certificate through Credly. This will allow you to print a copy of your certificate and display your digital badge on your resume, your social accounts (LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter) or even as part of your email signature.


The Point-of-Care Testing Certificate does not require renewal.