CPCT Certified Patient Care Technician

$21,000 - $67,000
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Healthcare is a high demand career field with double digit growth projected over the next 10 years. People who have a CPCT Certified Patient Care Technician certification usually enjoy better pay, more job security, and competency in their field.

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Over the next 10 years, this skill set is in high demand

CPCT Certification Details


The Certified Patient Care Technician (CPCT) credential is issued by the National Healthcareer Association (NHA). The CPCT/A exam consists of 100 questions and 20 pretest questions and you will take up to 1 hour, 50 minutes to complete. It will test your knowledge of patient care, compliance, safety, and professional responsibility, infection control, phlebotomy an...


People with the CPCT certification can perform the following tasks.

  • Gain knowledge of medical terminology, disease processes, anatomy and physiology
  • Understand the responsibilities of basic patient care — bathing, feeding, catheter care, etc.
  • Perform safety checks and ensure cleanliness in patient rooms
  • Recognize the importance of special care, concerns and settings
  • Understand EKG readings and monitoring vital signs
  • Learn how to perform phlebotomy procedures
  • Understand the responsibilities of communication and professionalism
  • How It Works

    Certification Steps

    Training Program

    Take a MedCerts Program to learn everything you need to pass the exam.

    Exam Prep

    MedCerts provides exam prep and practice before your exam.


    Register and schedule your certification exam. MedCerts covers the cost of your first exam take.


    Once you pass the exam, you’ll receive your certification credentials.

    Resume and Job Placement

    MedCerts will help you update your resume and offer services to get you placed at a new job.

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    Once enrolled, you’ll receive access to online textbooks, video instruction, workbooks, course schedules, and login details. All materials are online and available to access anytime. Each course details exactly the time and requirements needed to complete.


    You have access to the online video instruction and resources 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, allowing you to complete your course schedule anywhere and anytime in places with high speed internet access.


    You will have a personalized one-on-one new student orientation. Throughout your enrollment, our certified Student Support Advisors are there to provide ongoing assistance with your subject matter inquiries.

    Job placement support

    After your certification, MedCerts works with you on resume writing, interview prep, and job finding support so you can find a job as quickly as possible. We have partnerships with staffing agencies and companies like Walgreens and CVS to get you to work sooner.

    Exam fees covered

    With the price of tuition, MedCerts covers the cost of the exams you need to take to receive your certification. Your first time taking the exam is fully covered by MedCerts.


    With programs as short as 12 weeks, you can be on your way to job certification faster than traditional schools or training programs. Job placement support will help you get a job as soon as possible.

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    Went from Retail Clerk to Pharmacy Technician.

    I had nothing but great experiences with MedCerts! They were always very quick to answer any of my questions and gave me all the information I needed! I also loved that they do study sessions with you prior to taking your certification exam to make sure you know your stuff and you are ready!

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