BCPA Exam Eligibility Criteria – Public Review

Update: February 18, 2017 – the Public Comment Period is now closed.


The Patient Advocate Certification Board is pleased to provide you with our draft of the requirements advocates will need to fulfill in order to be eligible to take the exam to become a Board Certified Patient Advocate (BCPA.)

In addition, we are actively seeking your input to these criteria, just as we have sought public feedback on all our important decisions before they became final.

If you would like to comment on this draft of the Eligibility Criteria, please:

  • Download the document and read through it carefully:  Draft of Eligibility Criteria
  • Fill out the form that will guide you through your comments.
  • Please note that no email comments nor comments on this website will be accepted. All comments must be made through the form.

The public comment period will run from January 18, 2017 through February 17, 2017.  After that time, neither the draft document nor the form will be available any longer.

Response and feedback to all comments will be provided publicly on this website. We have no promised date for this feedback since we don’t know yet how much work will need to be completed to finalize the document. The members of the PACB take pride in the fact that we painstakingly review every comment, consider it, and then decide what our next steps will be. It takes time.

We thank you for your time and consideration, and appreciate the input you have through this process to improve the profession of patient advocacy for all who will be affected by it.