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      Earn College Credit for NHA Certifications

      Posted by National Healthcareer Association on July 2023

      Did you know that you can earn ACE College Credit on select NHA certifications? 

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      2023 Industry Outlook: Allied Health Projections, Predictions and Trends

      Posted by National Healthcareer Association on May 2023


      The healthcare industry is one of the most dynamic and rapidly evolving sectors in the global economy. New technologies, treatments and regulations are introduced every year, shaping how we deliver and consume healthcare services. 

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      Coming Soon: New CCMA Certification Exam & Study Materials

      Posted by National Healthcareer Association on May 2023

      NHA will release a new version of the Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) study materials and certification exam. See below for more details.

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      NHA's New CMAA Certification Exam & Study Materials: The Upcoming Enhancements You Need to Know

      Posted by National Healthcareer Association on April 2023

      Updates are coming soon to NHA's Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) study materials. Read more to learn more about what you can expect with the newly enhanced versions.  

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      NHA Approves Alternative Pharm Tech Certification Eligibility Pathway

      Posted by National Healthcareer Association on October 2022

      Recently, the NHA Pharmacy Technician Governing Board unanimously voted to approve an alternative eligibility pathway to sit for the national certification exam. On October 1, ExCPT candidates may sit for the certification exam prior to completing a pharmacy technician training program. In order to sit for the exam prior to full completion of a pharmacy technician training program, candidates have to meet certain criteria outlined below.  

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      Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT) Eligibility Update

      Posted by National Healthcareer Association on September 2022

      At NHA, we constantly listen to our stakeholders and clients to ensure that our certification exams and learning resources meet the industry's needs. Recently, NHA has received several comments from institutions that their students were having difficulty meeting the Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT) exam eligibility requirement that states that ten capillary sticks must be completed on live individuals. It has been noted and shared that fewer patient care sites are doing capillary sticks, creating a barrier for individual learners to achieve certification.

      This topic was recently discussed at an NHA Certification Board meeting, and it was confirmed that while schools should continue teaching capillary sticks, finger sticks are more prevalent. NHA recognizes that many patient care sites still perform capillary sticks; however, the board has modified the CPT eligibility requirement to state the following:

      "For the CPT certification, you must be able to provide evidence that you have successfully performed a minimum of thirty (30) venipunctures and ten (10) capillary or finger sticks on live individuals."

      For more information about certification exam eligibility requirements or to review the updated language, click here to access NHA's Candidate Handbook.

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      NHA Advocates for Language Change in California to Support Medical Assisting Workforce

      Posted by National Healthcareer Association on April 2022


      The National Healthcareer Association (NHA) has advocated getting medical assisting certification language changed in California to provide more access to employment in California.  

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      Nominate Your Star Pharmacy Technician

      Posted by National Healthcareer Association on February 2022

      The National Healthcareer Association is proud to support Pharmacy Times and Parata Systems in the Next-Generation Pharmacist® awards by sponsoring the Pharmacy Technician category.

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      Walgreens Recognizes NHA Pharm Tech Certification

      Posted by National Healthcareer Association on November 2021

      CPhT Students and Current Pharm Techs Benefit

      LEAWOOD, Kan. – For years, the National Healthcareer Association has advocated on behalf of all pharmacy technicians. Our mission to empower people to access a better future drives us to connect with community pharmacies and other pharmacy technician employers to ensure all techs are granted equal employment opportunities, regardless of their certification.

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      National Healthcareer Association (NHA) Granted ACE College Credit Recommendation

      Posted by National Healthcareer Association on July 2021

      CCMA, CPT and ExCPT exams now qualify for college credit hours

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