(405-CERT) Population PK/PD Pharmacometrician using Phoenix NLME 8.0/8.1/8.2 Certification Test | Level 1

3 modules



Course Length
3 hours

Tom Jones



Cost - $299 (India $75)

Course Description

To earn a certification as a Population PK/PD Pharmacometrician (Level 1) using Phoenix NLME using versions 8.0, 8.1 or 8.2, one needs to pass a rigorous exam to demonstrate competence in the analysis of continuous responses using Population PK/PD methodology. This exam includes an assessment on the use of  Phoenix NLME.  A Level 1 Pharmacometrician has the ability to prepare Pop. PK/PD data, perform Exploratory Data Analysis, determine initial estimates, build and evaluate Population PK/PD models including covariates, and report results for typical population PK/PD studies.

If you are located in India, please contact us so we can provide a coupon that will give 75% off the full price of the course.  You will need to provide proof that you are physically located in India to get the coupon.

This exam is applicable to three versions of Phoenix, because no new features that affect NLME were introduced in versions 8.1 or 8.2.


This is an online accreditation.  The exam can be taken from anywhere at any time within 3 years of purchase.


There is no requirement to have the Phoenix NLME™ software installed.  The exam has interactive questions embedded that simulate the software.  There are few significant differences in NLME between Phoenix versions 8.0, 8.1 and 8.2, and this exam is applicable to all three versions.


To become certified as a Population PK/PD, Level 1, pharmacometrician, a minimum passing score of 75% must be achieved upon completion of a rigorous online accreditation exam. Each registration includes 2 attempts at passing the test. The exam consists of about 75 covering theoretical knowledge of population PK/PD methodology and a second part consisting of interactive tests of software proficiency by performing tasks related to population PK/PD analysis, data preparation, EDA, building and assessing models, reporting, and simulation for typical population PK/PD studies.

Time Limit:  

There is no set time limit to answer each question, but there is a maximum allocated time of 3 hours to complete the exam (Part 1 has a time limit of 105 minutes, and Part 2 has a time limit of 75 minutes).   The clock starts counting when the user clicks on 'Start Exam'.  Each part of the exam is timed independently, and can be taken at different times. You can take the exam any time within three years of purchase.

Exam Content:   

Successful candidates should have an understanding of fundamentals of Population PK/PD related to continuous responses.  Certification topics include:

Exam Content: 

  • Fundamental Theory of Population Approach (20%)
  • Data Evaluation & preparation (13 %)
  • Exploratory analyses and initial estimates (9%)
  • Model development (27%)
  • Model evaluation (11%)
  • Bootstrap and VPC Simulations (7%)
  • Reporting and communicating results (13%)

Click on the image to open the 'Exam Content' file for a description of each section of the exam and its contribution to the total score. 


This certification is valid for 3 years.  Upon successful completion of the Certara professional certification exam recipients will be issued a digital badge by ACCLAIM. This is a secure, verifiable and standardized delivery method of achievement, and includes all the information about the certification that has been earned, including a detailed description of the exam.  Recipients can opt to make the badge private or public and the earned certification can be listed in a publicly searchable directory.  The eBadges, valid for three years, can be easily embedded on résumés, emails, web sites, and social and professional networking web sites, including and LinkedIn and Facebook.  In addition, a printable certificate of your achievement that includes a verification link can be requested.


Although there are no pre-requisites required to take the Certification as a Population PK/PD Level 1 Pharmacometrician accreditation, the following Certara University course can help to prepare for the certification: Introduction to Population PK/PD using Phoenix NLME On-Demand (101-OD)

About the Certification Exam
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The exam is well structured and covered the population PK/PD knowledge well.
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