Vascular Access Exam Prep

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92 free practice test questions for the Vascular Access - Board Certified (VA-BC) exam given by the Vascular Access Certification Coroporation (VACC)

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VA-BC Practice Test - Updated 2021

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The Vascular Access Certification Corporation (VACC) Vascular Access-Board Certified (VA-BC) Certification is a computer based examination consisting of 150 questions, including 25 unscored pretest questions.

The exam covers six domains of practice:

  • Vascular Access Devices
  • Vascular Access Device Management
  • Devices and Supplies
  • Clinical Theory
  • Communication/Patient Advocacy
  • Research/Quality Management

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Who is the The Vascular Access Board Certification (VA-BC™) designed for?

MDs, PAs, NPs, RNs, LPN/LVNs, RTs, RRTs, Infection Control, Educators, EMS, and other professionals who actively work in vascular access should consider the VA-BC certification.  The body of knowledge enhances the skill of the professional, and also demonstrates to potential employers a critical expertise.
Having a thorough and sound foundation of the knowledge and skills required for competent practice in vascular access is essential. Develop your VA-BC knowledge through work experience, independent learning, and formal educational programs. These components afford the candidate exposure, professional development, and education in the vascular access specialty.
All candidates for the VA-BC must:
Have a minimum of post-secondary education (e.g.: LPN, nursing diploma, associate’s degree, bachelor’s degree, Ph.D., MD).
Have a minimum of 1 year of professional experience. Practice in the area of vascular access is required for initial certification.
Attest they meet one of the following criteria:
Health care professional in the field of vascular access involved in assessing, planning, implementing, and evaluating the care and needs of patients and clients who require vascular access in the course of their care.
Professional working in a field that complements Vascular Access requires educators, administrators, infection control professionals, and nutrition support professionals.
In addition, current clinical practice must include at least two (2) of the following activities:
Assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating the care and needs of patients and clients who require vascular access in the course of their care
Education of individuals in best practice as it pertains to vascular access
Development and revision of vascular access policies and procedures
Management of vascular access activities
Provision of consultation of vascular access activities
Self-employed individuals must meet the same practice criteria as above
Certification is open to all qualified candidates.


There are 125 questions on the VA-BC exam, divided across the following three categories: Clinical Knowledge and Application (81 questions, 65%), Interpersonal and Communication Skills (18 questions, 15%), and Professional Development (13 questions, 10%).

The VA-BC exam is 2 hours and 30 minutes long.

The passing score for the VA-BC exam is determined by a committee that statistically derives the scaled score.

Earning a passing score on the VA-BC exam grants the test taker VA-BC certification from VACC.

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