FAQS

Frequenty Asked Questions

*It is a requirement that you please read REQUIREMENTS PAGE before registering for any of these certification and continuing education activities. They are not for entry level private pay students entering into the medical field. They are only designed for qualified medical professionals. Again These Continuing Education Activities are insufficient in length and content to qualify as gainful employment for entry-level occupational Training

If you are a health care professional with a background in healthcare by way of schooling or experience then you qualify for these Accelerated Seminar’s.

You Can Get Hands on Ceu Training by Licensed Professionals And Test The Same Day After Completion Of The Workshop.

Section A.

Additional Options we offer

Option 1.

Healthcare Workers Bridge Program

No written exam is required!!

Your work experience may qualify you for our healthcare workers certification bridge program, which allows you to obtain certification from your work experience alone. Candidates who meet the requirements listed on the Healthcare Workers Bridge page will receive a waiver on the written exam. Please view the Healthcare Workers Bridge Program Page for details.

Option 2.

If you have no experience you can apply through our licensed school New Career Training Institute for entry-level programs.

  1. No experience Required!! Do you offer programs for people with no experience? Our school New Career Training Institute offers entry-level programs for students that do not qualify for our 1-day accelerated hands-on continuing education & certification workshops. Please visit New Careers site to learn more about the entry-level programs offered. http://newcareertraininginstitute.com
  2. Do I need prior medical experience or education to qualify for this workshop? Yes see requirements below. Questions pertaining to your eligibility to participate in these continuing education activities and certification workshops!!! Are Listed below. You can also fax 877-554-5380 or email questions and your work experience to the credentialevaluationdept@gmail.com if your unsure if you qualify or not.
  3. How does the program work? Simple easy to understand instructions are listed below
  4. Where can I find the upcoming schedule for my area? The schedule and locations can be found on the schedule page.
  5. Who long is the workshop? This Certification Workshop Consists of about 24- 32 Hours in total (16 – 24 hours of preparatory home study and 8 hours hands-on classroom/clinical) Our Workshops consist of a – One day class – Combination of Home study and Hands on classroom. THESE 1 DAY CERTIFICATION WORKSHOPS FOR HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS ARE FAST, SKILL-BASED AND HANDS-ON HELD FROM 9 AM-5 PM. Upon successful completion of the Workshop, the participant will receive a national certification, valid in all US states*.
  6. Where is the Location? Your location for the hands-on portion of the workshop and certification exam will be determined by the address you use on your registration form!!!! Usually With in a 20 minute distance at a local partner heathcare facility.
  7. What will you learn in the workshop? Can be found on the page of the workshop your interested in!!!
  8. Who teaches the workshops? Workshops are instructed by industry experienced healthcare professionals
  9. Will I sit for the National certification exam? National Certification Exams are proctored by the certification board. Once you have completed and passed your certification exam. Your certification and wallet card will be mailed separately from the certification board in 5-7 business days.

These continuing education certification programs are great for

  • Lapsed certification
  • Continuing education hours
  • For individuals with 1 year experience working in the medical field that would like to become nationally certified.
  • Healthcare facilities and nursing groups to upgrade and keep current in nursing practice.
  • For any licensed or certified healthcare professionals who are motivated to learn and enrich their lives.
  • Students that have trouble passing their certification exam due to test anxiety.
  • Medical Assistants & Patient Care Technicians that want to get certified in Phlebotomy & EKG in as little as 1 day!
  • Students graduating from an allied health training program
  • Students graduating from an allied health training program that need certification
  • Healthcare Professionals that were trained on the job, but were never certified
  • Healthcare Professionals that have not practiced in a while, and need a review or refresher
  • Lapsed certification
  • Unemployed/underemployed healthcare professionals with prior healthcare background by way of schooling or experience.
  • International Medical Graduates (IMG), Foreign Medical Graduates (FMG), and US Medical Graduates Must be a medical school graduate that successfully completed the program (do not need to be licensed in US)
  • Veteran`s ( military medical experience)

These continuing education certification programs can be completed in one or two days you will receive 10 or 16 hours of continuing education credit.

***TUITION CAN BE PAID THE FIRST DAY OF THE TRAINING THE $150 REGISTRATION FEE IS THE ONLY FEE REQUIRED IN ADVANCE.

Class Hours.

Class Starts at 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

What certification will I receive?

Upon successful completition of the cme program and passing the certification exam the participant will receive NCCMEA, NHCWA, or NPCTA. Please visit our certifications page to learn more about our certification partners.

Section B.

1.Why should I choose NMCA

If you should fail the program, you may retake the program & exam free of charge three times.

Our continuing education activities & certification workshops are designed to help only those who are at least 18 years of age with a high school diploma or GED, and with prior experience in the field to enhance your skills from previous training, keep you abreast with industry standards and provide the mandatory continuing education units required to keep your certification current. These Continuing Education Activities are insufficient in length and content to qualify as gainful employment for entry-level occupational Training.

At NMCA our students come first. We provide participants with a unique CME learning opportunity. NMCA is the place to improve job skills, earn certifications and continue your professional training. We offer a variety of healthcare seminars in Phlebotomy Technician, Patient Care Technician, Medical Assistant, EKG Technician, IV certification, CPR, and Paramedical Examiner. NMCA also offers a wide variety of Healthcare certifications. Our #1 goal is to educate and provide unsurpassed excellence training by providing formal lecture and practical “hands-on” training. We will enable our students to become highly productive and successful in their careers by promoting both excellent patient care and accurate test specimens through proficient quality control and quality assurance. We will provide a professional, yet comfortable classroom setting that will promote safety and success while building student confidence through highly motivated instructors. We only provide CE Hours, certification and skill enhancement services.

2. What hands-on certification programs do you offer?

We offer several 1 day hands-on certification workshops for healthcare professionals:

  • Phlebotomy Technician
  • EKG Technician
  • Patient Care Technician
  • Phlebotomy & EKG Technician
  • Paramedical Exam Technician
  • Clinical Medical Assistant Technician
  • Multi Skill Healthcare Technician
  • IV Certification 8-Hours
  • Employee Skills Review 8-Hours
  • CPR 4-Hour

3. Who is eligible to take the training?

Prerequisites

Our certification programs are designed to help only those who are at least 18 years of age with a high school diploma GED or Have the equivalent from a foreign country, and with prior experience in the field to enhance your skills from previous training, keep you abreast with industry standards and provide the mandatory continuing education units required to keep your certification current.

Requirements

Entry-level programs for private pay students entering into the allied health field are not offered by our organization. One must demonstrate eligibility in order to register for any of our programs. You will be asked to show verifiable proof that you fulfill one of the following requirements: Certificate of completion, or transcript or one-year of verifiable work experience (down load the work verification form on the forms page to be completed by your employer) or licenses or certification in one of the following professions.

Qualified professionals include those with prior healthcare training or experience such as: (Please read the requirements below for the list of qualified professionals)

  • Nurses-RN, LPN, LVN,
  • Medical Office – MOA,
  • Home Health Nurses
  • IV Tech,
  • Medical Assistants – MA
  • CNAS/GNAs with Previous phlebotomy experience {venipuncture or capillary collections};
  • Phlebotomists, Phlebotomy Technician – PT,
  • Patient Care Technician PT, PCA
  • Phlebotomy trainers
  • Hemo Dialysis – HDT,
  • Clinical Research,
  • Laboratory personnel- Medical Lab Technician – MLT/MLA,
  • Physicians & Medical Students
  • Midlevel Practitioners & Students
  • Nurses & Nursing Students
  • MS Personnel
  • Monitor Techs
  • Nurse Anesthetists & Nurse Anesthetist Students
  • Emergency Medical Technician – EMT,
  • Clinical laboratory personnel
  • Nurses Aides with Previous phlebotomy experience {venipuncture or capillary collections};
  • Emergency medical providers
  • Physician Doctor – MD,
  • Emergency technicians
  • Paramedics
  • Direct Care Workers with Previous phlebotomy experience {venipuncture or capillary collections};
  • Physician Assistant – PA,
  • Patient Care Technician – PCT/PCA/NT,
  • Pre-Med or all Medical or Natural Science Majors (Biology, Chemistry)
  • Medical/Healthcare-related courses that you may have taken or are currently taking. You need not have fully completed these courses nor earned a degree/certificate/or license, in order to be eligible to attend our workshop.
  • Actual field work, on the job training, internships/externships, home health care, etc.
  • Volunteering in a medical/healthcare setting.
  • Successful completion of a structured training program

The training is designed for those individuals who desire to increase their awareness and marketability by enhancing their professional growth and furthering their education and career in the medical field by adding the valuable skills.  The training is designed for those who need certification or additional work related skills. The suggestive target list provided below is an indication of some people who will benefit from these programs and in no way includes all of the people who could benefit from this excellent training.

  • Clinics, Hospitals, College and University students
  • RN
  • LPN
  • Research coordinator/assistant
  • Phlebotomist Review
  • Certified Nurse Assistant with Previous phlebotomy experience {venipuncture or capillary collections};
  • Medical Schools
  • Military Personnel
  • Radiology Tech
  • Laboratory Personnel
  • EMT
  • Paramedic
  • Medical Assistant
  • Physician/Physician Assistant
  • Physician Office Associate
  • Medical Intern
  • Front/Back Office Staff in a doctor’s office or clinic
  • Nursing/Medical Student
  • Radiology Student

Qualified professionals include those with prior healthcare training or experience such as: Consideration will be given for experience or schooling.  All who have completed healthcare training or have worked in the medical field may qualify. (Please read the requirements page for the list of qualified professionals)

4. How many seminars do you offer currently?

We offer several 1 day hands-on workshops for healthcare professionals:

Phlebotomy Technician
EKG Technician
Patient Care Technician
Phlebotomy & EKG Technician
Paramedical Exam Technician
Clinical Medical Assistant
IV Certification 8-Hours
Employee Skills Review 8-Hours
CPR 4-Hour

5. Location states TBA.  Where is the seminar being held?

Training facilities address will be emailed to you as we get closer to the training date. Check the website calender for updates. You will also receive a confirmation call by phone from your seminar instructor and email confirmation.

6. Do I need to register for the workshop?

Yes. Seating is limited. We require you to pre-register in advance. Pre- registration is mandatory. In order to host the training in your area registrations are needed. The Training Facilities address will be emailed to you, as we get closer to the training date. You can also contact our office to get updated facility locations. However, if you want to take the program, you must register and pay the $150 non-refundable registration fee for the training to secure a seat. *If we don’t get enough registrations for the program, we do reserve the right to cancel the class and you will receive a full refund including the $150 registration fee in 5-days unless you decide to schedule for another location or for the next upcoming program in your area, if applicable. NMCA reserves the right to cancel a program for reasons beyond our control.  A program may be cancelled for reasons beyond our control such as weather, acts of God, terrorist attacks, heighten terror alerts or travel concerns. You will have the option to receive a full refund or attend the next scheduled seminar. If you have registered and do not hear from our office a week before the class, please contact us right away.

**Please go to the Registration page to register online. You must pay a $150 deposit towards your tuition (or the tuition in full) to reserve a space. In addition to cash, cashier’s checks, and money orders, we accept business checks (with prior approval).

NOTE: ABSOLUTELY NO PERSONAL CHECKS ACCEPTED. NO EXCEPTIONS.

Once you submit your registration, we will contact you by phone

7. What is the cost of the program?

  • Phlebotomy Technician $399
  • EKG Technician $399
  • Patient Care Technician $699
  • Paramedical Exam Technician $699
  • Clinical Medical Assistant $699
  • Mulit Skill Technician $1099
  • IV Certification $585
  • Employee Skills Review$185
  • CPR $55
  • Phlebotomy Technician & EKG Technician combined $495

There are no additional costs involved.

8. Do you allow Walk-ins?

Registration is mandatory. In order to make a determination that we have enough registrations to host the program, we do require pre-registrations.

9. Am I required to pay a late fee after the deadline?

No. We NMCA does not accept late registrations

10. What are the methods of payment?

Cash, Us Money orders, Certified Bank Checks, major credit cards are accepted online only. The $150 registration fee must be paid online, all remaining balances can be paid online or in person when you arrive to the program training facility.

11. Do you offer financial assistance?

No. NMCA is not a school. We do not offer financial assistance. However you may check with your employer or contact agencies in your area that may pay for CME and certification seminars or offer vouchers that pay for continuing medical education programs.

12. What if I registered for the program, but need to cancel?

1) You may cancel your registration in writing by mail or email. Cancellation must be requested 2 weeks before the start of the program.  Cancellations requested according to policy will receive a refund less a $150 administrative fee. If your payment was made with a check, a refund will not be issued until the check has cleared the bank. If payment was made with credit card, your refund will be credited to your credit card after clearance. Refunds will be issued in 3 weeks. 2) If cancellation is not requested 2 weeks before the start of the program, you will not receive a refund. You may attend the next scheduled program in your area.

13. What will I receive at the end of the program to show proof of training? Will I be a certified?

You will receive a continuing medical education certificate of participation. You will also receive certification once you successfully pass the NCCMEA, NHCWA, or NPCTA exam at the end of the program. You may also apply for certification from other agencies that offer that service. You have to meet their criteria to take their certification exam. Again, we only provide NCCMEA, NHCWA, and NPCTA certification. The learner will also earn 10 or 16 CEU hours of credit for participating in our accredited programs.

14. When will the next program be held in my city?

The program training dates are listed on the schedule. Private group training are offered in addition to the scheduled classes.

15. What is the minimum education requirement?

A high school diploma or GED and * one of the requirements listed in #3 on the FAQ page.

16.  Will I receive my classroom materials in the mail?

Yes.  preparatory reading material will be provided at no cost from an outside vendor

Upon registration, you will receive a link from an outside vendor to download the free preparatory reading handout, which includes practice test in PDF format. You may either print this handout and bring the hardcopy with you, or open the PDF using a reader on your mobile device or tablet – we recommend Adobe reader; it works great for editing and note taking!

Preparatory reading must be completed before students arrive for the live training section of the certification program.

Regulations for the certification program for both NHCWA CEUs and NPCTA call for self-evaluations to be completed by participants to demonstrate that they had viewed the entirety of each preparatory reading. NMCA has chosen to require participants to complete “quizzes” to comply with these rules. If a participant receives less than a 70 percent on a quiz, he or she will be asked to retake the quiz. Each quiz may be viewed three times, making it possible for the participant to review either the entire or sections of the quiz in order to better prepare for the national exam.

17. Can I fail the program?

You are required to pass a test at the end of the seminar with a 70% or higher.
Hands –on is pass or fail

If you should fail the program, you may retake the program & exam free of charge three times. If the final test is not passed, you will not be able to sit for the certification exam at the end of the program.

18. What do I need to bring to the program?

You will need to be 18 years old and present with a photo ID upon registration
You need to bring a valid photo I.D., paper and a pen to take notes.
Notes from your reading and study material.

19. What should I wear to the program?

You may wear appropriate casual clothing or scrubs and sneakers only. You will also be required to wear close-toed shoes (no open-toed shoes or sandals), this is OSHA requirement for drawing blood. Please do not wear shorts, skirts or capri pants to class. Students who come to class out of dress code (ie: open-toed shoes, shorts, skirts or capri pants) that violates OSHA requirements will be asked to reschedule in another class.

20. Can I get a job as a Phlebotomist, EKG Technician, Medical Assistant, Patient Care Technician or Paramedical Exam Technician after completeing the CME program?

NMCA provides continuing medical education certification services and a certificate of participation. We do not provide jobs, guarantee jobs, or provide placement into a job. Check your local area for their requirements. You need to do your homework so that you can make an informed decision. Our targeted group is Qualified medical professionals: (Please read the requirements page for the list of qualified professionals)

21. Can I order a duplicate copy of my certificate?

(Yes) there is a $5 fee to reorder a certificate of participation

22. How do I request training for a private group?

Complete the contact form and we will contact you. Please also visit our corporate training page.

23. What will be covered in the program?

Our program’s are tailored to adult learning styles and promotes retention of key concepts through Classroom instruction, which will consist of theory providing the competencies required by the certification board for Certified Healthcare Professionals. The program will also include lab (hands on training, class room lecture, group discussions and activities. You will practice EKG’s and drawing blood on a training aid and then practice drawing blood and ekg ‘s on each other.  All programs attendees will be required to perform live venipuncture’s on each other under the direction of the instructor and/or licensed phlebotomist preceptor.

24. What are the guidelines for Phlebotomy in California or Louisiana?

Check the state’s requirements. These guidelines refer to people who want to work with a title as a Phlebotomist who work in a hospital or lab. Medical professionals such as MA, LVN, EMT, RN, PA, MD, Research, etc. are welcomed. For more details:  google “Phlebotomy in California”.

25. Who can attend the programs?

Qualified professionals include those with prior healthcare training or experience such as:  Certified Nurse Assistant – CNA/GNA, Medical Assistant – MA, Patient Care Technician – PCT/PCA/NT, Nurse – RN, LPN, LVN, Doctor – MD, Physician Assistant – PA, CRA/CRC, Emergency Medical Technician – EMT, Phlebotomy Technician – PT, IV Tech, Medical Lab Technician – MLT/MLA, Medical Office – MOA, Hemo Dialysis – HDT, student of Allied Health, Clinical Research, Nursing, Pre-Med or all Medical or Natural Science Majors (Biology, Chemistry).Medical/Healthcare-related courses that you may have taken or are currently taking. You need not have fully completed these courses nor earned a degree/certificate/or license, in order to be eligible to attend our workshop, Actual field work, on the job training, internships/externships, home health care, etc’ Volunteering in a medical/healthcare setting. Consideration will be given for experience or schooling.  All who have completed healthcare training or have worked in the medical field may qualify. (Please read the requirements page for the list of qualified professionals)

26. When will I receive my certification?

7 days after the date you passed the exam. The price for certification exam testing fee is included in the program tuition.

27. When will I know if I passed the exam?
At the end of the program, The exam is computer based.

28. When will I take the exam?
At the end of the seminar.

29. Is the program approved for CME credit?
Yes This CME Activity is approved for a Maximum of 16 contact hours.

Satisfactory completion
Participants must complete an attendance/evaluation form in order to receive a certificate of participation/attendance.  Your chosen cme sessions must be attended in its entirety. Partial credit of individual sessions is not available.