Point-of-Care Testing

Help get reliable testing results for prompt patient treatment

The Point-of-Care Testing (POCT) Certificate Course is designed to advance the skills, knowledge, and competencies of health care professionals who routinely perform point-of-care laboratory testing.

  • Earn a certificate to demonstrate your training and skills in point-of-care-testing
  • Gain affordable CE to maintain your professional credential with a rigorous course of study
  • Take the online training on your own schedule
  • Claim and share your digital badge to demonstrate your achievement

After completing this course, you should be able to quickly generate reliable patient results to aid or support diagnosis while the patient is present, so that treatment can be implemented and monitored promptly and conveniently.

Course Description

This course includes 8 modules with built-in knowledge checks. After each module is a quiz that may be taken up to 4 times. When all modules and quizzes have been completed, there is a final assessment which consists of 100 multiple-choice questions. The final assessment must be passed within one attempt, or one may purchase a retake exam once, for a fee. Modules do not need to be completed in one sitting. Certificates expire 2 years from the date of completion.

CE awarded: 5 hours
Expiration date: 2 years from date of completion
Member fee: $175
Non-member fee: $225
Minimum passing score: 85%


Who is this course for?

To participate in AMT’s POCT Certificate Course, participants should have a basic working knowledge of medical laboratory testing. This course is designed for allied health professionals who perform, monitor, or coordinate point-of-care testing in hospitals, group practices or clinics including nurses, laboratory technicians or assistants, medical assistants, and patient care techs.

Course Objectives

By the end of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Explain regulatory requirements related to POCT.
  • Describe quality improvement processes and safety concerns.
  • Interpret and implement manufacturing instructions.
  • Perform instrument verification, calibration, linearity, and range verification.
  • Discuss concerns related to point-of-care connectivity, and technology.
  • Identify the processes for collecting patient specimens.

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