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Examination Content And Format

The examination consists of the six (6) domains:

  1. Assessment

  2. Treatment Planning

  3. Implementation

  4. Delivery and Patient Education

  5. Follow-Up Care

  6. Ethics and Professional Standards

The CCA examination contains 100, four-option multiple-choice questions. Candidates have three (3) hours to complete the paper-and-pencil examination. The CCA is only administered in English.

Breakdown of Subject Areas Tested in CCA Exam

1. Assessment  

  • Review patient referral information and medical history

  • Conduct patient consultation to establish expectations, assess motivation, and identify the support network

  • Perform a pre-or post-surgical physical examination of the treatment site

  • Educate the patient regarding treatment options

All of the documents and application forms referred to on this site can be found on the page BCCA PDFs. Information may change and forms are periodically updated so applicants must make reference to the BCCA PDFs page to be sure they are using updated application forms and have accurate information documents. 

2. Treatment Planning   

  • ​Integrate assessment data and information to determine the course of treatment

3. Implementation  

  • Acquire patient physical data (e.g., measurements, tissue color, photographs, patient models)

  • Design/create the prosthetic pattern/prototype

  • Verify fit, form and function and modify the prosthetic pattern/prototype

  • Design and fabricate the mold

  • Prepare the prosthetic materials for casting (e.g., intrinsic coloration, primers, silicones, acrylics)

  • Cast and cure the prosthesis

  • Finish, fit and adjust the prosthesis (e.g., extrinsic coloration, refinement of margins, characterization)

4. Delivery and Patient Education 

  • Evaluate patient use, care, and maintenance of prosthesis and surrounding tissue

  • Adjust or replace prosthesis as necessary

5. Follow Up Care 

  • Anaplastologists follow up with patients to address any concerns and  up-date patient records

6. Ethics and Professional Standards

  • Anaplastology practice is performed in a manner consistent with applicable ethics codes and professional standards

  • Anaplastologists maintain comprehensive and up-to-date patient records

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