Certification v certificate
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