Ready for your NHA Certification Exam? Check your eligibility!

Ready for your NHA Certification Exam? Check your eligibility!

You’re thinking ahead by checking exam eligibility. Good work! Find out if you qualify by answering a few simple multiple-choice questions. If you’re ready to sit for your exam, follow the link at the end of the form to register or login to NHA's Certification Portal. After you log in, select 'Apply for Exams' on the left navigation.

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On the go?

Download the Candidate Handbook and refer to Page 6-11 for eligibility requirements and specifics on the following:

  • 3 steps candidates must satisfy to be eligible to sit for an NHA exam
  • Additional program-specific eligibility requirements (for Phlebotomy Technician Certification and EKG Technician Certification)
  • Specific ExCPT Pharmacy Technician eligibility requirements
  • Eligibility requirements for instructors
  • Provisional certifications
  • Eligibility exception request
  • State licensing eligibility requirements

  • Download Candidate Handbook ‣

5 steps to becoming certified


  1. Apply for your exam

    Create a free NHA account online, anytime, and submit your exam application through your account portal.

  2. Set a date

    Select the date and location–online or in-person–for your exam. (An exam fee payment is required during this step.)

  3. Prepare, prepare, prepare

    Time to study! We're here to support you. We have study materials available, including an interactive study guide and practice test.

  4. Take the exam

    You'll take the exam either at your school, a PSI testing center near you, or through live remote proctoring at the location of your choice. 

  5. Get your results

    NHA will officially post your certification results to your account page within two days of scoring your test.

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