Board Certification as a Certified Anticoagulation Care Provider (CACP) is one means to foster and reward demonstrated excellence in the practice and science of antithrombotic therapy. The CACP designation recognizes individuals who have demonstrated mastery of the specialized knowledge and skills pertaining to antithrombotic therapy and improve the quality of patient care.
The National Certification Board for Anticoagulation Providers requires all CACPs to recertify by examination every five (5) years.
A fee of $400.00 is due with the application packet. All payments are collected online. See website for further details.
Notice of withdrawal from a submitted recertification must be submitted in writing to the NCBAP. Applicants will receive a refund of the application fee minus a $100.00 administrative fee. This fee is non-refundable and covers the cost of application handling and review process. Individuals whose applications are NOT approved will receive a refund of the application fee minus a $100.00 administrative fee.
At least 10 weeks prior to his/her credential expiration date and the desired exam date, an applicant for recertification should submit a new application packet according to the current application procedures as described on the NCBAP website. The applicant should note available recertification dates and ensure that he/she applies in time to sit for an examination scheduled on or before the date on which his/her credential expires.
Applicants for recertification are required to meet the same professional qualification and experience eligibility requirements imposed on first-time applicants. See the section entitled "Eligibility Requirements" for additional details.
To apply for recertification by exam, please login to your NCBAP and start a new application. Please note that you will not be able to start a new application for recertification until 90 days before your current CACP is set to expire.
Once your application is complete and submitted, it will be reviewed by the board. Your exam will be able to be scheduled if your application is approved.
Candidates must meet all general criteria for Recertification as stated in the Candidate Guide. Candidates seeking Non-Examination CACP Recertification must submit a new application packet according to the current application procedures as described on the NCBAP website AND Recertification Portfolio at least 90 days prior to their CACP expiration date to allow for recertification portfolio review and approval.
Applicants for recertification are required to meet the same professional qualification and experience eligibility requirements imposed on first-time applicants. With respect to the 750 hour requirement, the recertification applicant must be actively engaged in the delivery of care to patients with venous and arterial thrombotic conditions. Delivery may include management and supervision of anticoagulation and antithrombotic services. See the section entitled “Eligibility Requirements” for additional details.
Candidates must document a minimum number of 50 professional credits must be obtained in the immediate past registration period (within immediate past 5 years) to achieve successful recertification by non-examination. Credits are available in the following categories: Awards, Continuing Education, Grantsmanship, Leadership, Practice, Presentations, Publications, Scholarship and Teaching. Please review the current pre-approved list of CE here.
Note – Special Offering for 2023: ANY former CACP board certified clinician who’s CACP certification expired between 2018 and 2022 are eligible for CACP recertification via Non-Examination CACP Recertification, provided:
The Recertification Candidate submits Recertification Portfolio of documenting professional credits along in conjunction with recertification application.
The Candidate is responsible for any additional costs incurred towards attainment of professional credits (including, but not limited to, cost of continuing education, travel to meetings, etc.)
All Professional Credits must be obtained during the immediate past registration period (5 years). Documentation for each credit claimed must be included in the Recertification Portfolio per the detailed guide. Candidates will be required to maintain personal/local copies all documents related to Recertification Portfolio. Currently, there is no NCBAP longitudinal repository.
Only electronic recertification portfolios will be accepted.
The Certified Anticoagulation Care Provider (CACP) Recertification by Non-Examination Candidate Handbook outlines the Professional Credits eligible for counting towards CACP recertification. The Handbook may be found here.
The CACP Recertification by Non-Examination Recertification Portfolio Form must be used to document professional credits.
To view the list of pre-approved CE, please click here.