Prepping for the PACB Exam: Sample Question #1

For those taking the upcoming certification exam, we offer some sample questions to help you understand how they were developed, and why one answer choice will be better than the others, even if the others seem plausible. This is the first in a series of sample questions. As stated on the Taking the Exam Page, the exam was built using

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Answering Your Questions About Certification

The members of the Patient Advocate Certification Board (PACB) recently learned of questions surrounding the launch of the first national certification for Patient Advocates.  We hope this clarification will help you better understand the rationale to become a Board Certified Patient Advocate (BCPA.) • What is the difference between an education and a certification? At the root of some of

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Podcast Available: Ask the PACB: Prep for the First Exam

The Alliance of Professional Health Advocates hosted a teleconference call-in January 31, 2018 entitled Ask the PACB: Prep for the First Exam. You can find a link to the podcast of the call here. (43 minutes) Callers were encouraged to reference the exam page here on the PACB website. Find the exam page here. For those who were able to

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Registration is Now Open for the Inaugural Patient Advocate Certification Board Exam!

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

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Helping You Plan for the PACB Exam: Dates and Details

The PAC Board has been working diligently to prepare for both the launch of registration and for the exam, too.  To aid in your planning, here are dates you should be aware of: Exam Dates: The first exam will be offered between March 17 and March 31, 2018 at your choice of locations. (You’ll choose during registration from hundreds of

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Update: An Addition Has Been Made to the PACB Competencies List

For many months now, the PACB has been developing the exam which will measure an advocate’s skills, abilities, and competency to be awarded the certification, BCPA (Board Certified Patient Advocate.) As we have publicized previously, the standards to be measured by the exam were outlined in the Competencies and Best Practices, and the Ethics documents developed in 2015. Development also

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You’re Invited: An Update on Patient Advocate Certification

It’s time for the PACB’s Second Annual Update on our progress in development of patient advocate certification. You’re invited! The Alliance of Professional Health Advocates is hosting this teleconference, to be held Wednesday, September 20.  It is designed to answer your questions about the certification itself, progress in its development, and the exam being developed for those who wish to

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BCPA Exam Eligibility Requirements Now Available

It is with great pleasure that the Patient Advocate Certification Board announces publication of its Final BCPA Exam Eligibility Requirements. (BCPA = Board Certified Patient Advocate) The process used to complete these requirements has been painstaking and diligent. The basics were developed by the Eligibility Task Force. Then important contributions were made by many of you during the public comment

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Board Announcement and Reminder

The Patient Advocate Certification Board is pleased to announce and welcome four new members to our Board.               Marie Connolly Christine North               Bradley Schwartz, Jr.      Connie Sunderhaus We’ll be adding them to our “Meet the Board” page soon, so please stop by to learn more about

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