National Medical Certification Association for Medical Professionals (NMCA)
Education Program Accreditation
Ensures your educational program meets defined standards of excellence for best practice in education.
Certification Program Accreditation
Ensures your certification program meets defined standards of excellence for best practice in determining if you meet requirements to perform a specific job.
Accreditation standards for education programs are different than those used for accreditation of certification programs. Accreditation of education programs is focused on quality instruction, institutional structure, and whether students completing the program or degree have learned a defined body of knowledge. Accreditation of certification programs is focused on the quality, validity and reliability of the program, its competency-based assessments, and its ability to differentiate individuals who are qualified to practice in a given profession.
Why are they both important? Earning a degree from an accredited education program provides verification that you learned something from a quality institution. Earning an accredited certification provides verification that you have met the criteria to work as a professional.
There is no type of government mandates or laws requiring “accreditation” for any professional organization that offers “Certifications” or “Continuing Professional Education. Certifications are most always developed and offered by “professional organizations” rather than schools of higher education. Accreditations are voluntary processes and are more important in higher education systems, such as colleges and universities. Accreditations are specifically important for colleges/universities to qualify for financial aid and funds, including government student loan programs. Federal Law does not require qualified Healthcare Professionals that meet certain professional standards to attend lengthy traditional programs in order to obtain certification. The participants must be qualified health care professionals based on criteria set forth by the certification agency.
Accreditation is an important hallmark quality assurance process in which an organization voluntarily undergoes an independent appraisal of its educational activities it is not a mandatory requirement for continuing education and certification providers. We are listed with the Business Accreditation Bureau, and are “Provider approved by the board of Registered Nursing”, as well as affiliated with the ACAHC (Accreditation Commission for Allied Health Career Certifications), an accrediting and continuing education agency. The ACAHC provides accreditation for alternative Healthcare education providers, which are not required to receive CAAHEP or any of the other agencies that accredit traditional schools, colleges, and universities. (ACAHC) has reviewed and approved all NMCA continuing education/certification programs, Every program that is offered by NMCA has demonstrated the utmost in quality, reliability, and prestige amongst non-traditional continuing education providers. When evaluating credentials; employers often look for applicants who earned their certification from approved training programs.
We work with various federal and state agencies, veteran`s programs, human resource agencies, job services, hospitals, community organisations, etc. NMCA is continuously seeking additional opportunities to provide outstanding educational services to its members. We invite you to take some time to look through our site and different medical certification exams and workshop options.
The healthcare field is one of the nation’s fastest-growing industries when evaluating credentials; employers often look for applicants who earned their certification from accredited training programs.