Exam Information

Scheduling and Taking the Exam


Exam Format

  • 125 multiple-choice questions covering the 7 domains (see below)
  • 3 hours to complete the exam
  • Remotely Proctored computer-based exam
  • English language only
  • Based on the US Healthcare System – (international candidates are welcome to apply)


Exam Content

  • Scope of Practice and Transparency (12%)
  • Empowerment, Autonomy, Rights, and Equity (18%)
  • Communication and Interpersonal Relationships (19%)
  • Healthcare Access, Finance, and Management (14%)
  • Medical Knowledge and the Healthcare System (10%)
  • Professionalism, Professional Development, and Practice (5%)
  • Ethical, Legal, and Practice Standards (22%)


Remotely Proctored Exam

The BCPA certification exam is administered as a computer-based test (CBT) administered via Examity throughout the United States and across the globe. Examity is a secure and reliable online proctoring solution that gives candidates the flexibility and safety to take the exam remotely. It provides certification boards like PACB with robust security features to prevent cheating and preserve the integrity of the credential.


Before your exam

Prior to beginning your exam, you must complete your Examity profile setup, including the upload of a copy of a government issued Photo ID. You MUST complete the profile setup and computer requirements check prior to beginning your exam. Follow the steps below to complete your profile setup:

  • Log into your Prolydian account at https://app.prolydian.com.
  • Click the “Access my examity account” button from your Prolydian exams dashboard.
  • Click the “My profile” button.
  • Click the “Edit” button in the Account Information section, add your phone number, and then click Save.
  • Upload a photo of your government issued ID in the examiSHOW section and then click the Upload button.
  • Click the “Edit” button in the examiKNOW section. Select your security questions, provide your responses, and then click Save.
  • Click the “Edit” button in the examiKEY section. Provide the required typed input and then click Save.


On the day of your exam

You may access your exam up to 15 minutes before the scheduled start time. To access your exam:


  • Log into your Prolydian account at https://app.prolydian.com
  • Click the “Access my examity account” button from your Prolydian exams dashboard.
  • Click the “Start exam” button.
  • Install the Examity extension by following the instructions on the exam start page.
  • Click the “Connect to proctor” button.
  • If you experience any issues that require technical assistance, please contact Prolydian support at support+pacb@prolydian.com. All other inquiries should be directed to help@pacboard.org.