About National Healthcareer Association (NHA)

A story about caring and caregiving. 

Like so many other companies, NHA was born out of a perceived need and a personal experience. In 1989, our founder watched as a loved one needlessly suffered in the hospital from substandard care. He was not only angry, but felt helpless having to depend on unskilled individuals to administer care.

His experience motivated him to research the education and training requirements for frontline allied health practitioners. To his disbelief, he found there were virtually no universal training or certification standards in place. In that moment, NHA’s vision took root and we became a strong advocate for quality patient care delivered by certified allied health professionals.

In the last 25 years, we’ve certified more than 500,000 allied health professionals. Today, there's more demand than ever for highly skilled frontline practitioners. NHA is meeting that demand by offering The National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) nationally accredited certifications. It is our belief that together, NHA, schools and educators, providers and allied health practitioners can transform healthcare through education, training and certification, while consistently improving patient outcomes.