The National Board of Prior Authorization Specialists (NBPAS) is part of the Accreditation Council for Medical Affairs (ACMA) which is a global organization focused on establishing benchmarks of excellence in training for the life sciences and healthcare industries.

Our organization is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education & Training (IACET/ANSI) and is a member of the Institute for Credentialing Excellence.


  • The NBPAS provides training & certification programs for the life sciences & healthcare industries.
  • NBPAS partners with organizations and universities to offer training and certification of their teams as well.


Patients: The life sciences and healthcare industries ultimately serve patients. The Prior Authorization Certified Specialist (PACS) program helps learners navigate the complex and oftentimes frustrates prior authorization process. This helps increase the likelihood that patients will receive medications and services they need. This ultimately serves the best interests for public health.

Pharmaceutical Industry: We aim to help pharmaceutical industry professionals improve market access and reimbursement of their products by enabling ancillary healthcare providers and their support staff process prior authorizations with a greater degree of success. Thereby getting the medications they need in the hands of patients.

Healthcare Professionals: We aim to help the medical and healthcare community by offering training that helps improve their practice and processes and cut down on inefficiencies. This results in increased trust and confidence from patients.


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The Mission of the NBPAS is to help individuals achieve their career goals in healthcare by providing the gold standard for training in medical insurance and prior authorization services. We believe that by providing the right training, we can help improve patient lives.