The Patient Advocate Certification Board is pleased, proud, and excited to announce the opening of registration for the inaugural examination for professionals involved in the practice of patient advocacy. The certification will allow professionals to achieve the credential Board Certified Patient Advocate (BCPA).

Achieving the credential demonstrates your competency in the practice of patient advocacy to consumers, all members of the healthcare team, and other stakeholders.

It has taken more than five years to develop this certification. Dozens of patient advocacy professionals have donated thousands of volunteer hours to get to this point.  The members of the PACB are confident in its intent, its content, and its ability to further the standards and ethics of the profession of patient advocacy.

The Patient Advocate Certification Board invites all those involved in the practice of patient advocacy to consider certification. According to Connie Sunderhaus, President of the PACB, “The PACB National Certification credential, BCPA, will demonstrate an individual’s credibility and competency to support clients and their legal surrogates to approach and navigate the complexities of healthcare.  The Board-Certified Patient Advocate (BCPA) will provide the opportunities to ensure an individual’s role in the participation of health care planning, wellness and treatments.”

There will be two testing periods in 2018. You may register for either date during the open enrollment period.

Register today! The registration deadline for the first exam is March 1, 2018.  Find basic details, preparation materials, and a link to registration on the Taking the Patient Advocate Certification Exam web page.

The Patient Advocate Certification Board

Connie Sunderhaus, RN-BC,CCM, President
Christine North, PhD, MPH, Vice President
Trisha Torrey, MS, Secretary 
Anne Llewellyn, RN-BC, MS, BHSA, CCM, CRRN, Treasurer
Marie Connolly, RN
Malynnda Johnson, PhD