The South Carolina Primary Health Care Association has made arrangements to pay directly for costs of Academy membership, credentialing registration and access to the credentialing practice test for their employees.  In order to take advantage of this arrangement, please follow the steps below.  For assistance with any part of this process, please contact Director of Credentialing, Dan Ebeling, at


1. Review Eligibility Requirements

Please review the eligibility requirements for the Academy Credential that you are applying for by clicking below:

For physicians (MD, DO), NPs or PAs in clinical practice.

For pharmacists in retail or consultative practice.

For physicians (MD, DO), NPs, PAs or pharmacists in non-clinical settings such as academia, government, research or private industry.

2. Create an Academy Account

If you are renewing your credential, are an Academy member, or otherwise have an account with the Academy, please ensure you know what e-mail address you use to sign in and continue to the next step.

If you do not have an Academy account, click here to create an account.  When entering an e-mail address, we recommend that you use a personal e-mail to ensure that you always have access to our password reset options.

3. Inform SCPHCA of Your Intent to Register

Contact Katherine Plunkett via e-mail and indicate your intention to register.  Provide your Name and e-mail address associated with your Academy Account.  Katherine will confirm this information with the Academy.  You will then receive a confirmation e-mail from Dan Ebeling,, confirming that you may proceed to registration.

4. Register for the Examination

Use the button below to be taken to the registration page.  First, select the credential you wish to apply for by pushing the corresponding “Submit Application” button.  You may be prompted to log in to your Academy Account before proceeding.

On the next page, you will be presented with two choices for the application.  The one labeled “GROUP REGISTRATION” should be selected automatically, but if it is not, push the purple “Select” button to select it, then press the green “Start Application” at the bottom right to proceed to the main application page.

If the “GROUP REGISTRATION” option does not appear, please contact Dan Ebeling at

Please review the application form completely and be sure to enter your CE information at the bottom of the first page.  If you already have an Academy account, some information may be filled in already.  Please double check all questions for accuracy.

When you have logged your CE and answered all questions on the application, select the green “Submit & Pay” button at the bottom right.

The next page confirms that you will also be registered for the exam itself, select “Review & Checkout” at the bottom right to continue.

Select when you would like to take the exam and what exam format you want.  If you selected the Paper exam, also enter a shipping address for the exam materials.  When you have completed all fields on this page, select “Next” at the bottom right.  You’re almost done.

The Review and Summary page summarizes the transaction.  There should be four “products” listed, the Credentialing Application, Credentialing Exam, Credentialing Practice Test, and a Standard-Annual Membership.  Select “Checkout” to proceed to the final page of the application.  Click the checkbox and enter your initials to agree to the Terms and Conditions.  Under payment options, select “Bill Me” as your payment option.  DO NOT ENTER YOUR CREDIT CARD INFORMATION.

To complete your registration, select “Submit Your Order” on the bottom right.

Selecting “Bill Me” should make the credit card information disappear from the form and allow you to continue to submit the order as below.  However, there is a known bug in our system that sometimes prevents that from happening.  If you get an error message asking for credit card information, stop and e-mail Dan Ebeling,, and he will complete the process for you.  Again, DO NOT ENTER YOUR CREDIT CARD INFORMATION.

When your registration is complete, you will be shown a confirmation on screen.  A copy of that confirmation and additional information about your registration will be sent via e-mail.


When your registration is submitted you will receive a series of automated e-mails.  Within 10 business days, your credentialing application will be reviewed.  If complete, you will be receive an e-mail with more information on taking the exam.  If incomplete, you will be given an opportunity to submit additional information to complete the application.

For the Practice Test, Academy Staff must complete a separate registration in the practice test system, so you will receive a separate e-mail when that is completed.

Please note that your Academy account may show a balance due for some time after completing the registration.  This is normal and will not affect your eligibility to sit for the exam.  The Academy will bill SCPHCA directly for your registration fee at the close of the registration period.  Once payment is received from SCPHCA, this balance will be resolved.


Please e-mail Dan Ebeling at if you have any questions throughout the process.