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Texas professionals will have another certification option in growing field
LEAWOOD, Kan. (February 13, 2017) – The state of Texas has approved the National Healthcareer Association’s (NHA) Exam for the Certification of Pharmacy Technicians (ExCPT®) as a certification meeting the professional requirements of this growing field. Prior to the Texas State Board of Pharmacy (the Board) approving the ExCPT on February 7, the state recognized only one certification program.
Since the inception of the ExCPT exam in 2009, NHA has consistently advocated for well-trained, certified pharmacy technicians. We remain steadfast in our belief that certification candidates should meet certain training requirements, which can be achieved through multiple reputable educational pathways.
Arizona professionals now have another certification option in growing field
LEAWOOD, Kan. (December 6, 2016) – The state of Arizona now recognizes National Healthcareer Association’s (NHA) Exam for the Certification of Pharmacy Technicians (ExCPT®) as an approved certification, meeting the licensure requirements of this growing field. Prior to the Arizona State Board of Pharmacy (the Board) approving the ExCPT on November 17, the state recognized only one certification program.
Big Rapids, MI (July 15, 2016) – National Healthcareer Association (NHA), an organization committed to elevating the quality of patient care through certification and NOCTI, the leader in creating customized and standardized credentialing solutions for secondary and post-secondary career and technical education programs, have entered in to a collaborative agreement. This collaboration will focus on outreach to each organization’s community in an effort to provide resources, support, and recognition for educators and students.
“We believe this collaboration will benefit students in their healthcare career path,” said John C. Foster, Ph.D., president and CEO of NOCTI.
NOCTI commends NHA's mission of improving healthcare through education and certification, leading to access to better care, better careers and better efficiency for providers and their patients. In turn, NHA values NOCTI’s dedication to building a competent workforce through connecting educational systems to emerging workforce needs.
California professionals now have another certification option in growing fieldLEAWOOD, Kan. (November 2, 2016) – The state of California now recognizes National Healthcareer Association’s (NHA) Exam for the Certification of Pharmacy Technicians (ExCPT®) as a pathway to licensure in this growing field. Prior to the California State Board of Pharmacy (the Board) approving the ExCPT on October 27, the state accepted only one such certification option.
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Educators and employers alike know National Healthcareer Association (NHA) certifications act as markers of health care workers’ knowledge and professionalism. Over the years, ATI Allied Health study materials have helped countless candidates prepare for their NHA exams.
NHA has diligently monitored the progress and updates with regard to the transition to ICD-10 occurring October 1, 2015. NHA is committed to providing up-to-date assessments reflecting current practice. To achieve this goal with regard to ICD-10, NHA has collected data and reviewed the quality of exam questions related to the new ICD-10 standards. After October 1, 2015, questions meeting the review standards will be released for use on the Certified Billing and Coding Specialist (CBCS) exam, ensuring that candidates are assessed on their understanding of ICD-10.
NHA EFFORTS ELEVATE PATIENT CARE QUALITY THROUGH CERTIFICATION OF FRONTLINE ALLIED HEALTH PROFESSIONALS
National Healthcareer Association (NHA) celebrates awarding more than 500,000 certifications to health care professionals by making additional investments in the industry. From rebranding to proactive advocacy initiatives, NHA continues to elevate the quality of patient care through certification of skilled allied health professionals.