Patient Care Technicians
They are an allied health professional who provides direct patient care as a part of their job. Also, they can perform basic nursing assistant duties including obtaining patient vital signs, dealing with patients, the healthcare team and assisting with daily living activities.
National Center for Competency Testing
NCCT is an independent credentialing organization that offers the exam of Patient Care Technician certification. It is accredited by NCCA The National Council for Curriculum and Assessment. Also, it provides people in the medical field with certifications in many areas of healthcare knowledge such as NCMA, NCMOA, and Tech In Surgery.
The patient care technician PCT certification exam tests the required competencies you need in order to show your successful performance at the workplace. Furthermore, it will enrich your experience in safety and infection control, direct patient care, and phlebotomy tasks.
PCT Certification Eligibility Requirements
In order to take the NCPCT exam, select your route of eligibility from the following according to NCCT website:
- Current Student in a Patient Care Technician program. Exam Fee: $90
- Graduate from a PCT program. Exam Fee:$90 Testing within six (6) months of graduation
- Experience: One-year experience as a Patient Care Technician practitioner within the past FIVE years. Exam Fee: $135
- Military: You have completed Patient Care Technician training during U.S. Military service within the past FIVE years: Exam Fee: $90
- Interactive Review – Patient Care Technician (Practice Exam Only): $19.95
- Bank of Questions PRINTED – Patient Care Technician: $24.95
- Bank of Questions PDF FORMAT – Patient Care Technician: $24.95
PCT Exam Details
- Structure: 125 scored, 25 pretest items
- Duration : 3 hours
To renew your certification, you need to:
- complete the required number of CE tests
- pay the recertification fee