SOURCE: National Healthcareer Association

National Healthcareer Association

February 11, 2011 13:21 ET

NHA's Certified Billing & Coding Specialist, Certified Clinical Medical Assistant Exams Receive Distinguished NCCA Accreditation

STILWELL, KS--(Marketwire - February 11, 2011) - The National Healthcareer Association (NHA) announced today that its Certified Billing & Coding Specialist and Certified Clinical Medical Assistant exams have been granted accreditation by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA).

The two exams join NHA's previously NCCA-accredited NHA exams: Certified Phlebotomy Technician and Exam for the Certification of Pharmacy Technicians (ExCPT).

NCCA, the accrediting arm of the Institute for Credentialing Excellence (ICE), grants accreditation to a select group of organizations that demonstrate compliance with the NCCA Standards for the Accreditation of Certification Programs. The accreditation process includes a comprehensive and independent expert analysis of the certification program against the highest industry standards.

NHA certification demonstrates commitment to a chosen allied health profession and the safety of patients. NHA healthcare certification and continuing education programs have helped nearly 200,000 individuals earn a higher pay scale, better job opportunities, more career advancement options and job security.

"While NHA has always adhered to quality standards in certification, accreditation by NCCA serves as an indicator to the public and other stakeholders that our Certified Billing & Coding Specialist and Certified Clinical Medical Assistant exams meet the highest industry standards for certification exams," said Rebecca M. Rabbitt, Pharm.D., executive director of Allied Health Certification Programs at NHA.

Dan Schoepf, president of NHA, said, "We are pleased with this recent decision. The NHA Certified Billing & Coding Specialist and Certified Clinical Medical Assistant exams are valuable alternatives for those needing a national certification to advance their allied health career."

NHA certification exams are offered in all 50 states and the District of Columbia via allied health programs and schools or at PSI testing centers. Allied health programs and candidates can learn more at www.nhanow.com.

About National Healthcareer Association (NHA)
NHA provides preparation and certification in 10 allied health professions. The healthcare industry is growing at a rapid pace, creating many job opportunities in allied health occupations. Many employers prefer and often require their workers to obtain certifications. Certification indicates that an individual meets a certain standard of competence and can provide a competitive advantage, more job opportunities, a higher pay scale and job security. Since 1989, NHA's certification and education programs have helped nearly 200,000 individuals. To learn more, visit www.nhanow.com.

About NCAA
The NCCA helps to ensure the health, welfare and safety of the public through the accreditation of a variety of certification programs/organizations that assess professional competency. To learn more, visit www.credentialingexcellence.org.

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Rebecca Rabbitt, Pharm.D.
    Executive Director
    Allied Health Certification Programs
    National Healthcareer Association
    314-323-9207
    Email Contact
    www.nhanow.com