Certification and Accreditation

This Patient Care Technician Program is approved by The Bahamas Health Professional Council, the body that governs the practice of patient care technicians here in The Bahamas and is recognized by the Ministry of Education - National Accreditation and Equivalency Council of The Bahamas (NAECOB) . Early Access Training Center in Nassau, Bahamas also partners with two international bodies to deliver on our promise of improving the standard of patient care in The Bahamas.

One such body is The American Medical Certification Association

The AMCA  exams exceed all certification and industry standards for reliability, validity, and competency, making the AMCA "The Benchmark in Allied Healthcare Certification." The AMCA exams proudly promote the use of psychometrics," which are the most up-to-date principles of the exam development process.

Besides a PhD in nursing, the Director also holds an Allied Health Instructor AHI (AMT) Certification.

Early Access Training Center is Recognized by:

Medical Career Assessments (MedCA) is an independent third party certification agency. Our main focus is to provide a unique certification for current healthcare workers or graduates who have successfully completed an approved training program. Our certificate will set you apart from other students and entry level professionals. It will provide you with the credentials necessary to enhance your professional career! With the ever growing importance of healthcare professionals, it is important that students and workers become properly certified to meet employer's expectations. That is where we come in. We are geared towards providing you with the proper certification which is a great qualification to have and is sometimes necessary in the medical field.

The National Accreditation and Equivalency Council (NAECOB)

NAECOB was established 4th October 2006; assented 29th December, 2006 and came into force 28th February, 2007.  NAECOB is responsible for registering and accrediting primary schools, secondary schools, post-secondary schools, and any institution that offers training in The Bahamas. The National Accreditation and Equivalency Council of The Bahamas began operation in 2016.
The Health Professional Council (HCP)
  • The Health Professions (General) Regulations and the Health Professions (Complaints and Disciplinary Proceedings) Regulations were assented to in 2000, and the Health Professions Council (HPC) was established in 2000. Having been established, the duties of the HPC as outlined in the HPA, 1998, Section 11 (1) are: to regulate twelve (12) categories of professions.



PCT Certification Exam

Qualified participants can complete a certification exam in the allied health field in which they graduated from your school. Upon passing, the person would receive a prestigious MedCA Gold Seal Certificate and be able to present it to any perspective employer which will increase their chance of being placed.

Having a MedCA certificate signifies that the graduate is proficient in their field and passed a MedCA certification exam. Passing a MedCA certification enters the graduate into a very exclusive membership of highly distinctive professionals.

A patient care technician is a health technician working under the supervision of a registered nurse, physician, or other health professional to provide basic patient care. Duties may include taking vital signs, obtaining blood and urine samples, performing basic diagnostic tests, and assisting the physician as needed.

Necessary requirements: Graduation from High School (or equivalent), and graduation from an approved PC1 programme within the last 10 years or one-year work experience as a patient care technician.

Study Guide

  • Purchase your study guide $25.
  • Bring receipt to EATC.
  • Pick it up every Tuesday or Thursday from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Patient Care Technician Certification Exam Form

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