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      Resources, news and fun for NHA certification candidates and alumni.

      Have NHA practice exams? Make sure you're using Focused Review® too

      Are you using NHA's practice assessments to help you prepare for your exam?* They're more than just a practice test. All NHA practice assessments include a special feature called Focused Review®.

      What's Focused Review®?

      Every time you attempt a practice exam (you have 6 attempts at 3 versions of the practice assessments) a report is generated based on your performance on the practice exam. This report is called Focused Review® and it shows what topic areas covered in the practice test you may need to spend more time studying.

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      What's it like to take an NHA certification exam? [VIDEO]

      You’ve studied, you’ve gotten a good night’s sleep. You’ve had a nutritious breakfast and all the other things that can help prepare you for your test day – but what else can you expect?

      Although your experience may vary test location to location a few things will remain the same for every NHA exam candidate. Let’s take a look at what you can expect that test day, plus how to get your exam results when you're done.

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      How to read an NHA exam crosswalk


      Healthcare practices change over time and we have to make sure NHA certification exams accurately test the most current and relevant tasks in each profession we serve. So, every few years NHA consults with a lot of healthcare experts, and conducts nationwide job analysis research to update or create a new test plan for a given exam.

      Depending on the profession (medical assistant, phlebotomy, etc.), a test plan could change a little or a lot. Some professions are evolving rapidly and others are changing, but not as fast. That can make it hard to know at-a-glance the difference between a new and a previous test plan. That’s where the exam crosswalk comes in.

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      How to stress less on test day

      You’ve studied and prepared as much as you could. Your ready to start your healthcare career. Now the day has arrived — it’s time to take your NHA certification exam.

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      Do you really need a healthcare certification?

      Some allied health jobs require certification. Some don’t.

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      4 things to do after your certification exam

      You made a decision that can change your life. You trained. You studied. You prepared. You took the exam. Now what?

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      What Does It Mean to be Certified?

      You’re thinking about making a career change. Or you’re already in allied health and you want to further your career. You consider getting certified as a CCMA, CET, CBCS, CPT, CEHRS, CPCT/A, CMAA, CPhT …

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      Keep and expand on your certification!

      Ready to take the next step in your career? We're here for you.

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      How to Maximize Your Study Time


      Studying for a big exam? It can feel overwhelming — especially if you’re stressed. You might spend hours with your books without anything to show for it but a coffee spill on page 249 and a headache (ouch).

      How you study, where you study and when you study matters. When you’re purposeful about your exam preparation, you can perform better with less study time. Here are some tips to try for your next big test.

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