EXAM INFORMATION

Exam Development

The Prior Authorization Certified Specialist Program was developed by industry experts, clinicians, researchers, and online learning specialists. It is designed to recognize excellence among those who wish to specialize as experts in the field of prior authorization.

The exam has two sections:

  • Multiple choice questions
  • True and False

What will I need for the exam:

  • Pencil/Pen

Exam Duration

The PACS Certification Exam is a three-hour exam that can be taken after completing all 12 modules.


*An individual has 4 attempts to pass the PACS certification exam.

Copyright and Examination Non-Disclosure Policy

All NBPAS materials are protected by the federal Copyright Act, 17 U.S.C. § 101, et seq. Access to all such materials, as further detailed below, is strictly conditioned upon agreement to abide by NBPAS; rights under the Copyright Act and to maintain examination confidentiality.

NBPAS assessments are confidential, in addition to being protected by federal copyright and trade secret laws. Candidates who undertake assessments agree that they will not copy, reproduce, adapt, disclose or transmit assessments, in whole or in part, before or after taking an assessment, by any means now known or hereafter invented. They further agree that they will not reconstruct assessment content from memory, by dictation, or by any other means or otherwise discuss assessment content with others. Candidates further acknowledge that disclosure or any other use of NBPAS assessment content constitutes professional misconduct and may expose them to criminal as well as civil liability, and may also result in NBPAS imposition of penalties against them, including but not limited to, invalidation of assessment results, exclusion from future assessments, suspension or revocation of Certification.

With respect to NBPAS’ other educational products, candidates agree that they will not copy, reproduce or make any adaptations of such materials in any manner; and will not assist someone else in the infringement or misuse of these or any other NBPAS-copyrighted works.