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Replacing "I" with "We" turning Illness to Wellness

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You can download both English and Spanish versions of NCCT materials. Visit the NCCT Career and Tech Education page to learn more about the value of NCCT.


The National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT) is an independent credentialing organization that has tested healthcare professionals and instructors throughout the United States since 1989. NCCT provides multiple qualifying paths for certification in the following roles.

Assistant - NCMA

Accredited by NCCA

Medical Office
Assistant - NCMOA

Accredited by NCCA

Technician - NCET

Accredited by NCCA

Technician - NCPT

Accredited by NCCA

Tech in Surgery - Certified

Accredited by NCCA

Insurance and Coding
Specialist - NCICS

Accredited by NCCA

Patient Care
Technician - NCPCT

Accredited by NCCA

Certified Postsecondary
Instructor® - CPI®



Our interactive review systems provide a comprehensive review for certification exams and allow the user to review anywhere, anytime. Currently available for medical assistants, phlebotomists, medical billing & coders and surgical technologists with more disciplines coming soon. Features include:

  • Practice Exam (Self Assessment)
  • Multiple Choice Questions
  • Abbreviations & Terminology Flash Cards
  • Simulated Case Studies
  • Preliminary Exam (Self Assessment)
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Are you a military service member interested in becoming certified? NCCT offers multiple paths to certification including a route specifically for U.S. military service men and women.

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Professionals holding NCCT credentials are expected to complete continuing education (CE) activities annually to maintain an active certification status. Annual recertification provides evidence both to employers and to the public that NCCT-credentialed professionals are updating their knowledge and staying abreast of changes in their fields.

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Schools and employers throughout the country utilize NCCT for their certification needs. Test your students or employees on-site or we’ll help you find a nearby testing location that suits your students or employees. Each testing site is assigned a personal testing representative who will ensure your needs are met and questions are answered.

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NCCT recognizes adults can learn in many ways, which is the reason we offer multiple paths of qualification for certification testing. Eligibility paths may include education, experience, or both! We work directly with hospitals and medical offices to determine how we can best meet the certification needs of its employees.

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NCCT announces partnership with Association of periOperative Registered Nurses


NCCT has partnered with AORN as a source of quality continuing education courses for surgical technologists. In accordance with its Outside CE Course Submission and Acceptance Policy for recertification, contact hours provided by AORN can be completed and submitted to NCCT for outside CE approval for recertification credit.

AORN’s mission is to promote safety and optimal outcomes for patients undergoing operative and other invasive procedures by providing practice support and professional development opportunities to perioperative nurses. AORN will collaborate with professional and regulatory organizations, industry leaders, and other health care partners who support the mission. Learn more about AORN.