Healthcare credentials to set your students up for a successful future

Healthcare credentials to set your students up for a successful future

NHA’s medical certifications can improve college and career readiness, and are used by Career & Technical Education (CTE) programs nationwide.

A certification pathway for high school health science students

NHA's Provisional Pathway leads to industry-recognized credentials.

  1. Employer-sought, nationally-recognized & NCAA-accredited healthcare certifications
  2. Improves college & career readiness
  3. Exposure to hands on experiential learning earlier
  4. Certification & learning resources designed to improve performance
  5. Flexible exam dates
*Not applicable for the ExCPT Exam for Pharmacy Technicians up to 12 months prior to graduation date.
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    CTE Outcomes

    NHA provides access to eight medical professions for CTE students.

    NHA partners with you every step of the way, helping your students enhance their skills, knowledge, qualifications, and setting them on the path to a career in healthcare.

    Clinical Medical Assistants ‣

    89% of organizations encourage or require their medical assistants to be certified.

    Pharmacy Technicians ‣

    90% of organizations encourage or require their pharmacy technicians to be certified.

    Phlebotomy Technicians ‣

    93% of organizations encourage or require their phlebotomy technicians to be certified.

    Medical Administrative Assistants ‣

    75% of organizations encourage or require their medical administrative assistants to be certified.

    EKG Technicians ‣

    87% of organizations encourage or require their EKG technicians to be certified.

    Electronic Health Records Specialists ‣

    One in five people surveyed in 2020 by the Kaiser Family Foundation found a mistake in their EHR.

    Billing and Coding Specialists ‣

    68% of organizations encourage or require their billing and coding specialists to be certified.

    Patient Care Technicians ‣

    68% of organizations encourage or require their patient care technicians to be certified.

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    *Sources: Bureau of Labor Statistics. (2019). Occupational Outlook Handbook.
    National Healthcareer Association (2020). 2020 Industry Outlook.

     Competency Validation


    • 7 end-of-module quizzes
    • Practice drills and interactive games
    • Learner usage, performance, and seat-time analytics



    We’re not just here to administer a test. We’re here to support your high school students with resources that can empower them to succeed.

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    Getting Started with NHA

    Thinking about starting a new CTE health science program? 

    NHA can provide support by highlighting best practices along with helping to connect you with other CTE partners that are able to share how they started and achieved their new program goals with a focus on engaging instructors, students and community partners.

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    The tech-friendly certification tools help us meet our students where they are. NHA is flexible and creative, so they fit our unique learning environment well. Rená Kuehler, RN, teacher at Amarillo Area Center for Advanced Learning


    Educators – get started today with a free consultation!

    Our dedicated specialists are here to assist – from program consultation, setup, learning resources, and study materials, to exam scheduling, certification and continued career development. Our team can help you determine how to align NHA’s learning resources and healthcare certifications with your school's needs. When you partner with NHA, you don’t just get engaging, interactive tools. You also get a support team of certification specialists and 24/7 online management tools. Click below to get started!

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