Earn Your Certification

Exam Fees:

  • Application and Exam sitting fee $395.
  • Reschedule fee $75.
  • Retest fee $275 (up to 2 re-takes for failure to pass).
  • Recertification fee with continuing education $275.
  • Recertification fee by examination $395.

See the Candidate Handbook for complete details regarding application fees. See the Continuing Education Handbook for complete details regarding Recertification fees.

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In Three Steps

Confirm Eligibility

Review the PACB Candidate Handbook for details about certification.

Eligibility requires a combination of education and experience; however, candidates who are seasoned practitioners may request eligibility based on experience only.

All candidates must:

  • Complete the self-assessment tool
  • Provide two letters of recommendation.
  • Possess a bachelor’s degree or higher (or the International equivalent); OR Equivalent experience (paid or volunteer) with appropriate evidence.

Submit an Application

  • Create a profile in the BCPA online portal (hosted by Prolydian). 
  • Complete the candidate information profile.
  • Complete the disclosure questionnaire.
  • Complete and submit the signed PACB Application for Certification which includes agreeing to the PACB Terms of Awarding and Maintaining Certification.
  • Agree to abide by and uphold the PACB Code of Professional Responsibility.
  • Pay the application and test fee ($395).
  • Look for an authorization email to arrive within 2 business days of submitting your application.

Schedule an Exam

Prepare for the exam with these resources.