Frequently Asked Questions

Am I qualified to take an NHA exam?

Do I qualify to take an NHA exam?
To test, you must:

  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Have successfully completed a training program OR have one year work experience within the field. Your state may have additional requirements for becoming certified or licensed (where required) so you should check with your state licensing board for specific information.
    • Phlebotomy Technician Candidates Only - Training/work experience must include a minimum of 30 successful venipunctures and 10 successful capillary sticks. These venipuncture and capillary sticks must be performed on live individuals. Candidates are prohibited from using mannequins to meet this requirement.

EKG Technician Candidates Only - Training/work experience must include performing a minimum of 10 successful EKG’s. These EKG’s must be performed on live individuals. Candidates are prohibited from using mannequins to meet this requirement.

Do I qualify to take the pharmacy technician exam?
To be able to take the ExCPT pharmacy technician exam, you must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Have a high school diploma or the equivalent
Have successfully completed a training program OR have a minimum of 12 months of pharmacy-related work experience within the last 36 months.

 

 

How do I register for an exam?

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How do I register to take an NHA exam if my school or employer isn't partnered with NHA?

If your institution does not offer NHA testing, you may still challenge our exam if you are eligible. Click here for more information on eligibility requirements. Once you have registered to test through PSI, you must take your exam within 6 months of registration date. After 6 months, if the exam is not taken, the cost of your exam is forfeited and you must register and repurchase the exam.
Click here for instructions on how to register for an NHA exam at PSI.

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How do I keep my certification current?

How do I keep my NHA certification current? (See next question for keeping your ExCPT certification valid)

Once certified, you are required to complete 10 Continuing Education credits online and pay a recertification fee. Click here for instructions on how to complete your CEUs.

How do I keep my ExCPT certification current?

    What are the benefits of NHA certification?
  • Demonstrates your commitment to your chosen profession
  • May give you a competitive edge during your job search
  • May improve your earning potential, career opportunities and advancement options
  • Assures your employer that you obtain the necessary skills for scope of employment
  • Incre
  • ases consumer confidence and safety

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