Any current NCPDP member in good standing or any "qualifying" non-member* is eligible to take the Certification Exam and become NCPDP Certified.
"Qualifying" non-members are eligible to take the certification exam and become certified. To qualify, non-members must be recommended by an NCPDP member in their organization. Each NCPDP member can have up to 3 "qualifying" non-members registered under their NCPDP member number.
To recommend a non-member in your organization, please submit their name, email, and exam selection here. Once this is complete, your "qualifying" non-member will receive an email with directions for registering online for the exam. Since non-members of NCPDP do not have access to the standards, the referring NCPDP member may need to assist by sharing information to study for the exam. A study guide is available to help each test tester focus on specific areas of the standard.
Certification Exam Fees
The cost per each NCPDP Certification exam for members is $325 and $575 for qualifying non-members. Please be sure to read our cancellation and change exam policies. Refer to Eligibility Requirements to determine if you are a qualifying non-member.