For complete details about the CACP credentialling process, please download the CACP Candidate Handbook. Some key details about the process are described below.
The Certified Anticoagulation Care Provider Exam covers the 5 domains shown below, weighted according to domain content.
|Domain I||Applied Pathophysiology of Thromboembolic Disease||20%|
|Domain II||Patient Assessment and Management||30%|
|Domain III||Patient Education||20%|
|Domain IV||Applied Pharmacology of Antithrombotic Agents||20%|
|Domain V||Operational (Administrative) Procedures||10%|
The National Certification Board for Anticoagulation Providers (NCBAP) endorses voluntary certification of anticoagulation providers who meet education and patient-care requirements. The purpose of the certification process is to meet a societal need to protect public health and well being by:
This certification process is designed and intended for practitioners whose primary role as an anticoagulation provider includes systematic, organized, and on-going patient education and therapeutic management in the inpatient and/or outpatient setting.
A Certified Anticoagulation Care Provider (CACP) is a health care professional who:
This set of knowledge and skills are routinely drawn upon in the course of education and managing patients receiving antithrombotic therapies. Specific competencies demonstrated by a Certified Anticoagulation Care Provider include:
Only the National Certification Board confers the Certified Anticoagulation Care Provider (CACP) credential for Anticoagulation Providers.
Certification is a process granting recognition to an individual who has satisfactorily met all eligibility requirements and has passed the examination. After notification of passing the CACP Examination, an individual may use the mark "CACP" following his/her name as long as he/she maintains a current CACP credential.