Medical Certification Bridge V Medical Certification Pathway

What’s the difference between the Medical Certification Bridge Program and the Medical Certification Pathway Program?

Medical Certification Bridge Program

Pre-requisites:

Audience: The Medical Certification Bridge Program is for those applicants with experience or Education in Healthcare or a related field or Equivalent Field Experience working as a medical/healthcare professional in a physician’s office/clinic/urgent care/hospital setting. This program does require preparatory reading assignment course material, which includes course questions. Also requires a clinical component that can be completed at the 1-day hands-on certification workshop or you have the option to complete the hands-on assessment through your employer.

  • Experience or Education in Healthcare or a related field or Equivalent Field Experience.
  • As part of the evaluation, we take a look at any previous medical training classes you’ve taken and or work experience to determine which ones may qualify you for this bridge program. Even if you took the course a long time ago, don’t worry many courses and work experience may still count regardless of how long ago they were taken.
  • For Students with medical background such as medical/healthcare/science/dental or related– courses, field work, training, or volunteering in these fields
  • Applicants are required to complete the 40-hour preparatory reading assignment course material, which includes course questions that must be answered.
  • Applicants are required to attend and complete the 1-day Hands-on certification.
  • Work Based Applicants Have the Option to complete the Skills and Competency Assessment Examination form at work. The purpose is to examine and evaluate the healthcare professionals’ clinical competence through performance-based assessment. In order to be eligible for certification in lieu of attending the hands-on clinical class this Skills and Competency Assessment examination must be completed by the applicant’s direct supervisor.

Medical Certification Pathway Program

Pre-requisites:

Audience: The Medical Certification Pathway Program is for those applicants CURRENTLY working as a medical/healthcare professional in a physician’s office/clinic/urgent care/hospital setting. This class does not have a clinical component or classroom instruction.

  1. Applicants are NOT required to complete the 40-hour preparatory reading assignment course material, which includes course questions
  2. Applicants are NOT required to attend and complete the 1-day Hands-on certification.

Required documents for the Medical Certification Pathway Program described below:

  • Non expired state issued photo ID (not expired).
  • Non-U.S. Citizen applicants who have valid immigration status must submit valid immigration documentation to the NMCA evaluation department.
  • Certification of Work Experience Evaluation Form
  • Must have (min. 160 hours) of paid or volunteer experience in the field or one-year medical experience as a medical/healthcare professional or completed a medical/health related training program within the past 3 -years.
  •  one-year medical experience as a medical/healthcare professional or completed a medical/health related training program within the past 3 -years.
  • For Students with medical background such as medical/healthcare/science/dental or related– courses, field work, training, or volunteering in these fields.
  • Proof of completion of a field related program OR a letter of recommendation from current employer with dates of employment.

In order to be eligible for certification in lieu of attending the hands-on clinical certification workshop the above requirements must be met. Applicants unable to meet these requirements will be issued a full refund in 10 business days.

You can also apply for NMCA’s Medical Certification Bridge Program and attend the approved hands-on clinical workshop., NMCA’s Medical Certification Bridge Program gives Applicants the option to complete the hands-on assessment through your employer.

International Students

  • Foreign educated students whose program requires a high school diploma, GED equivalency or previous college credits must have their college and high school transcripts evaluated by one of the following credential evaluators:
    • ♦  ECE (Educational Credential Evaluators) at ece.org
    • ♦  WES (World Education Services) at wes.org
    • ♦  SpanTran: The Evaluation Company at spantran.com