Certificate V Certification

Certification v certificate 

Occupational Certification

Certification is a standardized method for knowledge assessment to help determine occupational competency. Although voluntary, many employers are now requiring that job candidates have current certification in their field

National medical certification is essential because it can help job candidates receive additional opportunities they may not of had otherwise. In addition, it is an excellent indication of commitment to excellence and professionalism.

The students that successfully complete the training and pass the exam receive certification from the NHCWA NPCTA, and NCCMEA. They provide certifications for schools, and other qualified healthcare professionals. The certifications are accepted in all 50 states.


Results from an assessment process that recognizes an individual’s knowledge, skills and competency in a particular specialty

Typically requires professional experience

Awarded by a third-party, standard-setting organization, typically not for profit

Indicates mastery/competency as measured against a defensible set of standards, usually by application or exam

Standards set through a defensible, industry-wide process (job analysis/role delineation) that results in an outline of required knowledge and skills

Typically results in credentials to be listed after one’s name (CMA, CPT, CPCT)

Has on-going requirements in order to maintain; holder must demonstrate he/she continues to meet requirements

Certificate of completion:

Awarded by educational programs or institutions that indicates completion of a course