Earning your CPCT Certification through National Performance Specialists means you’ll become nationally certified, which ensures employers you’re continually updating your industry knowledge in the patient care field. Without this, a potential employer can’t verify your patient care tech skills, decreasing your chances of being hired.
All NPS initial & renewal certification exams are live remote proctored by our partner ProctorU. To learn more about live remote proctoring click here.
About our NPS Certification process
Become a Certified Patient Care Technician in 4 easy steps:
1Register with National Performance Specialists
Our online CPCT certification process is simple and affordable, allowing you to take it at your own pace. All of our certification materials are completely app-ready so they can be accessed from any smartphone, tablet, or desktop computer. Our competency-based patient care study guide is available online with the ability to easily search keywords and phrases for your convenience.
The first step you need to take in your online CPCT certification is to register, which you can do here.
2Using our e-learning platform
Once enrolled, we will assign you an academic advisor. We will send you your advisor’s direct contact information via email, along with your CPCT certification materials. Your advisor will be available to you during regular business hours for any assistance you need during the certification process.
With our one-of-a-kind e-learning platform featuring intelligent automation, you will easily navigate your way through our program. Though our advisors are here if you need them, we offer such an incredibly easy user experience, you’ll most likely not even need them.
3Taking the exam
When you take the CPCT exam, we provide you with your results via email instantly upon completion. Your exam results are cross-referenced with our study guide to provide you with the exact areas you need to focus on to improve your overall score. You will have access to complete the CPCT certification process for a period of one year after your registration. This will allow you plenty of time to study and take our free practice tests until you’re ready to take the CPCT exam.
4Receiving your certification
We will provide you with a digital copy of your Patient Care Technician Certification in your account instantly once you’ve successfully completed and passed the exam. The digital copy of your certification is available to be printed and verified immediately.
All certified members will be verified by employers in the National Registry immediately upon passing the CPCT certification exam, making it easier than ever to provide proof of certification to an employer.
NPS Certification Overview
How much does the CPCT certification cost?
The cost for your two-year CPCT certification period is $200.00. Your competency-based study guide, unlimited access to practice exams, and one chance to take the exam is included with the cost of your certification, as well as your medically-driven resume revision and job placement assistance. On average, certification materials will cost you around $250 every two years with other agencies. But with NPS, provide all of the materials you need for free.
The average patient care technician salary falls between $27,000 – $42,000 annually with top earners bringing in as much as $45,000 annually.
*The free NPS exam preparation materials are not required to be used to sit for any certification exam, and their use does not guarantee a passing score on a national exam.
When you register for online testing you are able to complete the CPCT certification process online, at your own pace using completely free study materials, unlimited practice exams, our state of the art e-learning software and one chance to take your final exam. You won’t find a better mixture of standards and convenience.
Immediate proof of certification
When you pass the certification exam, your national certification is instantly submitted to the national registry. A digital copy of your certification is provided by email and will be forever stored in your NPS account. You can easily print your certification for you and your employers records. Your certification can easily be verified in the NPS Verification Portal.
Affordability and Convenience
NPS is the only certification agency that provides all of the certification materials needed for one price. We do not sell study guides and practice exams separately to maximize our profits. Full study materials, unlimited practice exams, and one chance to take the certification exam are included in our cost.
We care about Our Members
NPS is the only certification agency that gives you all the tools you need to succeed and advance your career for one low price. We understand everyone’s circumstances are different and we strive to meet everyone’s needs, no matter their financial background.
Setting high standards in the community
We expect NPS Certified Members to present themselves professionally. National Performance Specialists is a subdivision of the National Association for Psychometric Competency Testing (NAPCT). We reserve the right to revoke certifications at any time if an NPS Certified Member does not conduct themselves as a moral and professional member of the allied health community.
National CPCT exam study materials
Included In Cost
Job placement assistance
The largest network of allied health recruiters & staffing agencies
Patient Care Tech practice exam
Unlimited exams included in cost
Professional medically-driven resume
Professional resume revision at your fingertips
Digital national CPCT certification
Provided immediately in your account
Immediate proof of certification
Once you have passed the certification exam, your certification is able to be printed and verified.
Partners & Recognitions
National Performance Specialists is also partnered with the American Red Cross to provide job placement assistance to NPS Members and to assist the American Red Cross in recruiting quality candidates across the United States.