Frequently Asked Questions

NASPA Pharmacy-Based Point-of-Care Testing Certificate program hosted by the NCPA Innovation Center

  • I registered for the POCT Certificate Program, now what?

    Once registered, you will get an email from info@ncpa.org with detailed instructions on how to access the home study, the live training, and skills assessment. Please check your spam if you do not see an email with this information within 24 hours of registering.

  • How can I register my pharmacy staff for this training?

    Please follow the registration link on the NCPA POCT webpage to access the registration form and follow the instructions included for registering multiple team members. If no link or form is available, registration has not yet opened for the next upcoming training.

  • I registered but I can no longer attend the live training, what are my options?

    Cancellation is subject to a $125 cancellation fee. If you would like to reschedule for a later training date, please email Kathy Doucette.

  • What if more than one person from my pharmacy signs up?

    Registration costs $325 for NCPA members and $525 for non-members. If registering additional team members, the price is $225 per person after that. Team members can also complete the skills assessment at the same time since POCT techniques will need to be performed on a volunteer.

  • Do I need to complete the home study before the live training?

    Yes. There are 16 hours of pre-work that must be complete before the live training. Be sure to give yourself adequate time to complete this requirement.

  • How do I complete the home study?

    Home study modules will be completed within Lecture Panda, the platform that NASPA utilizes to submit CE credits for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians. The Home Study Modules and Cumulative Final Exam must be completed before the live/virtual training.

    Once all credit requirements are complete, credit will be transmitted electronically to the ACPE and viewable in CPE Monitor within 24 hours.

    If you have questions on claiming CE or need technical assistance using the Lecture Panda, please contact education@naspa.us.

  • How do I complete the skills assessment?

    Virtual program: Skill assessments will be held within the 1-2 weeks following the live, virtual training. Once registered, you will be provided with a Calendly link to schedule a 15-minute time slot with an instructor to complete your skills assessment. You can expect to be assessed on the following techniques:

    • Pulse (demonstrate technique on volunteer)

    • Blood pressure (automatic machine acceptable)

    • Lymph node inspection

    • Nasal swab

    • Throat swab

    • Whole blood collection

    In-person program: Skills assessments will be part of the 4-hour training block and all necessary supplies needed will be provided.

  • How do I claim CE?

    Lecture Panda is the platform that NASPA utilizes to submit CE credits for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians. Once the Skills Assessment is successfully complete, the instructor will provide you with a CE Redemption Code to complete the final course evaluation/survey in Lecture Panda and submit your CE credits.

    If you have questions on claiming CE or need technical assistance using the Lecture Panda, please contact education@naspa.us.

  • My question is not answered here, who can I reach out to for assistance?

    Please contact Kathy Doucette with any additional questions.