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Certified Patient Care Technician (CPCT)

Patient Care Technicians are essential team members at hospitals and clinics. They are responsible for the following duties:

  • Provide basic patient care
  • Ensuring patient rooms are clean and safe
  • Monitoring patients vitals
  • Perform phlebotomy procedures
  • Collecting medical data to be used by doctors
  • Perform EKGs and obtain readings


As advancements in medical technology rise, more employers are requiring national certification in the Patient Care Technician field each year.


Certified Patient Care
Technician (CPCT) Certification

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Program Includes:

  • Study Materials
  • Unlimited Practice Exams
  • National Certification Exam

What we offer

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 PSI. A live proctor will monitor you throughout the duration of your exam. To learn more about live remote proctoring click here.

About our NPS Certification process

Become a Certified Patient Care Technician in 4 easy steps:

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1 Register 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.

Certified Patient Care Technicians must have completed a patient care technician program or have equivalent experience. Additionally candidates must have successfully completed at least 10 capillary sticks, 30 venipunctures, and 10 live EKGs.

*Complete exam qualifications and requirements can be found in the NPS Candidate Handbook.

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2 Using 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.

*The free NPS exam preparation materials are not required to sit for the certification exam. NPS does not claim these are the best or only source of exam preparatory materials a test taker should use. Use of these materials does not guarantee a passing score on the national exam.

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3 Taking the exam

When you register to sit for your CPCT certification exam you will be given an NPS account that includes free study materials and unlimited practice exams. The certification exam is remotely proctored and you will be able to schedule your CPCT exam from your NPS account. Once your CPCT exam is scheduled, you will need to follow the instructions of the live proctor to begin your exam session. Upon completion of your exam, your results will be provided to you within 1 hour.


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4 Receiving 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.

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Why Us

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 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.


Register For Your CPCT Certification

Program Includes:
Study Materials  Unlimited Practice Exams  National Certification Exam
Program Includes:
  • Study Materials
  • Unlimited Practice Exams
  • National Certification Exam

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