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Name of credential

Certified Anticoagulation Care Provider (CACP)

Responsible organization

National Certification Board for Anticoagulation Providers (NCBAP)


333 W. Olmos Dr #116
San Antonio, TX 78212


(866) 963-2588



Eligibility criteria

  • The candidate must hold his/her professional license for a minimum of 2 years prior to the application deadline and must provide a copy of a current United States (or territories) license, registration or certification.
  • When completing the online application, the applicant must attest to having provided a minimum of 750 hours of active anticoagulation patient management. This experience must have been accrued within the 18 months immediately preceding the application deadline.
  • The applicant must also provide a written description of current activities pertaining to anticoagulation therapy management. The written description should be 500 words or fewer and should describe the applicant’s general practice and experience specifically in antithrombotic therapy management. Duration and types of activities should be described, including the number of patients, practice setting, management of the clinic, the applicant’s roles and responsibilities, and co-workers, etc. Paragraph format should be used; a resume or curriculum vitae will not suffice.
  • The applicant must provide a work email address (i.e. no Hotmail, Gmail, etc.) for his/her direct supervisor so that information provided by the applicant can be verified.

Duration of initial certification

5 years

Recertification requirements

  • All CACPs must recertify by examination every five (5) years. 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.


  • 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%)


  • Initial Certification fee: $400
  • Annual Certification Maintenance fee: None
  • Recertification fee: $400

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