Stay Certified


The Board Certified Patient Advocate credential represents a significant professional achievement. Learn how to manage your credential and the resources available.

Your BCPA Record

All BCPAs have an account in our online portal (hosted by Prolydian). Access to the online portal becomes available on the first day after certification is conferred.  Submission of all continuing education and the renewal process takes place within the online portal.

Newly Certified

Congratulations on earning the BCPA credential! Learn how to share the news, access logo and let others know you are a BCPA!


Board Certified Patient Advocates must renew every three years. You can begin accruing continuing education hours immediately upon earning the certification.

Retired Status

If you are retiring, the Patient Advocate Certification Board would like to thank you for your service to the patient and health care advocacy community. Stay connected with the Retired Status designation.

Reinstatement Request

Reinstatement of a lapsed credential is not the same process as recertification. Reinstatement of the BCPA may be available to eligible individuals who are considered “not currently certified” after their Board Certified Patient Advocate certification has expired or has been resigned, retired, or revoked.

Inactive Status

If you are unable to meet recertification requirements due to an unusual and/or extenuating circumstance, consider the applying for Inactive Status.