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Point of Care Testing/CLIA Waiver

Getting Prepared with a CLIA Waived Lab License:

PPA and our partners are working on updating our information and toolkit on this in the coming weeks to help you!


First - submit your name and contact information to us - so we can keep you up-to-date and informed.  Click here to do so.

  1. Below there is a series of webinar modules to help you prepare for this license.  Any pharmacists or pharmacy technicians/staff who may help with your program development may access them.  There is no CE credit.
  2. Complete the federal CLIA waived application as explained below in the modules
  3. Review the PPA-PPCN toolkit with our helpful templates - link is below at bottom of the page.  More information is coming.
  4. Take the NACDS Point of Care Training - information coming!
  5. File a Pennsylvania application
  6. Submit any questions you have using the form at the bottom of the page.  This may be done at any time.



1.            NACDS Point of Care Testing


This is a 16 hours home study prior to the four-hour live training.  PPA along with many schools of pharmacy is a licensed provider of the live training and there are numerous faculty throughout the state.


Information on registration for the online portion and upcoming virtual live trainings is forthcoming.


2.            Point of Care Webinars


PPA has put together a series of webinars to help you get your pharmacy started.  Links to the webinars and pdfs for each are below.


Module 1 - Overview 

View the Module Video

View the PDF

Module 2 - CLIA Application

View the Module Video 

View the PDF


Module 3 - CLIA Waived Equipment

View the Module Video

View the PDF


Module 4 - Lab Director and Staff

View the Module Video 

View the PDF


Module 5 – OSHA Compliance

View the Module Video
View the PDF


Module 6 – Policies and Procedures Wrap Up
View the Module Video
View the PDF

Conclusion/Open Discussion

View the Session

View the Notes


3.            Point of Care Toolkit


PPA has put together a complete toolkit on point of care testing and getting a CLIA waiver.  Click here to access this webpage.


4.            Submit Your Question!   Do you have a question or need clarification?  Please submit here.  Please submit one question at a time. We will make effort to respond personally if you provide your Name and email in the form (which are optional).   If you do not provide those we will assume it is a general question and work to add clarification on our site.  Please allow sufficient time for all responses as much is going on!


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