Continuing Education

Continuing Education

Healthcare changes fast. As an NHA-certified professional, you know that it’s important to stay up to date, and NHA’s continuing education program is here to support you as you grow.

NHA Continuing Education

At NHA, we know it's important for our certificate holders to be informed about the constantly changing world of healthcare. That's why continuing education is required as part of your certification renewal. By earning your continuing education credits and keeping your certification active, you're showing your commitment to your career and patient care.

To keep your NHA certification current, earn 10 Continuing Education (CE) credits every two years. We offer an online CE program that helps you earn the 10 required credits needed every two years to keep your certification active.

Your state boards or licensing agency may have specific CE requirements that affect which courses they accept. Before completing NHA CE, you should check the rules or regulations of the licensing or regulatory agency of your state.

NHA generally accepts CE from other sources to meet the requirements for certification renewal. Using outside CE credits does not affect renewal fees.

Go to the renewal page to get details on how to stay certified.


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Keep your certification current. Complete 10 continuing education credits every 2 years.

Your job isn’t always 9 to 5. That is why we’ve made it convenient for you to earn your CE credits online without additional fees.

If you choose to recertify and complete all of your CE credits, the recertification fee is $169.00. If you hold more than one certification, your CE credits can apply to multiple recertifications, but a $45 recertification fee applies for each additional certification.

How to Complete Your CE Credits

You must complete 10 CE credits every two years and complete the renewal process to keep your certification current.

2 hours of continuing education = 1 NHA continuing education credit.

Step 2

Click "Find CE Courses" on the left menu under Continuing Ed

Step 3

Choose your course, select “View Content” and then “Take Exam”

Step 4

Once CE requirements have been met, click "Apply CE Credits" within My CE Portfolio

Download step by step instructions with pictures.

Over 83% of NHA certificate holders use the NHA CE library because it is easy to access and apply toward recertification. -according to 2017 survey of NHA certificate holders

What is available in the NHA CE library?

The NHA CE library contains articles by leading subject matter experts and is continuously refreshed with timely healthcare industry information.

Get more details on the latest CE content released from NHA.

The NHA CE library is currently available only to NHA certificate holders. Some of the most recent articles include:

  • Team Based Care; The New Trend in Primary Care
  • Primary Fundamentals for Developing a Great Patient History
  • Drug Reconciliation; The Right Way
  • Transitioning Patients; Reintegration to the Medical Home
  • Pediatric Vaccines: Historical Perspective on Vaccines Concussions: Fact vs. Fiction
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Urinary Tract Infections in Children
  • Safety of Diabetes Medications in Patients Who Have New Diagnoses
  • Important Counseling Information for Antiplatelet and Anticoagulation Medications
  • Safe Prescribing Practices
  • Specialty Pharmaceutical Considerations
  • Essentials of ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS
  • Coding ICD-10-CM
  • Coding Conventions ICD-10-CM
  • General Coding Guidelines ICD-10-CM
  • Diagnostic Coding and Reporting Guidelines for Outpatient Services
  • 2017 ICD-10-CM Coding Guidelines Update
  • 2017 ICD-10-PCS Coding Guidelines Updates
  • 2017 CPT Coding Update
  • The Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate (ESR)
  • Testing Microhematocrit
  • Testing Screening for Malnutrition: Everyone’s Responsibility
  • Dietary Guidelines and a Healthy Eating Pattern
  • Diabetes Mellitus Heart Failure
  • Tricks and Trends of the Trade-EKGS
  • Tricks and Trends of the Trade-Injections
  • Tricks and Trends of the Trade-Pulmonary Function Testing
  • Tricks and Trends of the Trade-Phlebotomy
  • Breaking the Cycle of Infection
  • Insurance Fraud and Abuse:  What Every Provider and Customer Should Know
  • The Beginning of an Effective Patient-Centered Interview
  • Working in Healthcare:  Using Conflict as a Resource

Additional Continuing Education Information

  • If your certification has been expired for less than one year, you must earn 15 continuing education credits in order to reinstate.
  • If your certification has been expired for more than one year, you must retake the certification exam.
  • You may earn continuing education credits through sources outside NHA and apply them toward your required renewal credits. Log in to the certification portal to learn more.
  • Different requirements apply to Pharmacy Technician (CPhT) certificate holders. Learn more.
  • Refund Policy: There is no refund offered on continuing education.