Many industries taught by our Career Training Programs have national exams that certify students in their fields. Certification allows students to demonstrate their knowledge and skills to potential employers and assists in earning higher wages. We do not include the cost of certification exams in the tuition for every program offered but below is a list of those that may be included with your program. Please contact your career counselor for information regarding the certification exams in your industry and for assistance in registering for an exam if it is included with your program.
We currently partner with the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) to assist students in our Allied Health programs become certified in their fields.
The NHA Story
A story about caring and care giving
Once upon a time there was a grandmother who was very ill. Hospitalized, her frail body was riddled with abrasions and bruising caused not from her illness, but from the poor patient care she received from untrained healthcare workers. Her grandson sadly witnessed this and found it even more disheartening that there were no training standards, guidelines or certification requirements for many healthcare professions. He turned his sadness into motivation and, in 1989, began the National Healthcareer Association (NHA).
Today, NHA provides preparation and certification in ten allied health professions.
Some of these careers include people who draw blood for lab work, assist registered and licensed nurses, specialize in medical billing, perform EKGs and work in pharmacies. All of them, in their own way, are caregivers, so they should be properly educated and certified to provide the care that people–especially sick people–require and deserve.
Not only are certifications good for patients, but they’re also good for careers.
Recommended and administered by colleges, healthcare career programs and healthcare employers around the country, NHA’s certification and further education programs have helped nearly 300,000 individuals earn a higher pay scale, better job opportunities, more career advancement options and job security. That number grows by the minute as the healthcare industry is growing and as more and more states are requiring mandatory certification for allied healthcare professions.
- Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA)
- Certified Billing and Coding Specialist (CBCS)
- Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT)
- Certified Electronic Health Record Specialist (CEHRS)
- Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA)