Why National Healthcareer Association Certifications Are Important

Updated 11/21/23

Are you searching for a healthcare training program that provides you with the knowledge and skills you need to develop hands-on skills and prepare to sit for an industry-specific certification* exam? If so, Boardman Training Center has healthcare programs that fit your needs!

Keep reading to learn why attending a healthcare training program that provides you with preparation to sit for National Healthcareer Association (NHA) certification* exams should be important to you!

What is the National Healthcareer Association?

Founded in 1989, the National Healthcareer Association is an independent certification agency that awards certifications to allied healthcare professionals throughout the United States. The NHA has awarded over one million certifications to professionals in the following eight healthcare industries:

  • Clinical Medical Assistant
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Phlebotomy Technician
  • Medical Administrative Assistant
  • EKG Technician
  • Electronic Health Records Specialist
  • Billing and Coding Specialist
  • Patient Care Technician

Earning a National Healthcareer Association certification proves that the candidate’s skills meet the nationally recognized standards for their specific industry. The National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) accredits NHA’s exams, further validating the candidate’s competence and skills in their designated healthcare field. Employers widely recognize the NHA; in fact, 75-93% of employers require or recommend that potential employees obtain an NHA certification for certain allied healthcare industries, according to an industry and outlook trends blog from NHA. 

Why are NHA certifications important?

Because employers widely recognize NHA certifications, earning them proves that the graduate possesses the necessary skills and knowledge and can apply them situationally in the workplace. In addition, earning a certification can provide recent graduates with an advantage in the job hunt process compared to those also looking for positions who may have yet to earn a certification. 

How can you prepare for NHA certification exams?

There are many ways for students to prepare for NHA certification exams. However, the curriculum at Boardman Training Center is specifically designed to provide students with the classroom instruction and hands-on application needed to sit for the industry-specific certification exam and enter the workforce upon completion of the training program. 

Additionally, the National Healthcareer Association also offers online study tactics to help students prepare for their exams, including practice exams and printable study guides. Students can also download the free NHA Mobile app on the Apple App Store or Google Play to practice material on flashcards and track their content mastery from wherever they may be.

How does Boardman Training Center put you ahead?

Boardman Training Center offers a unique approach to learning through short-term, flexible courses that provide students with valuable healthcare skills, knowledge, and hands-on experience in a small school environment. 

Some benefits students receive from attending Boardman Training Center include personalized attention from instructors, small class sizes, evening classes, flexible financing options, and accelerated training programs. As a result, Boardman Training Center is the ideal option for those looking to enter the healthcare field with the skills they need to thrive in a shorter amount of time than a traditional school.

Boardman Training Center currently offers training courses in Phlebotomy Technician, EKG Technician, Cardio-Phlebotomy, Medical Billing and Coding, and Medical Assisting. Students in any of these programs can expect to gain the skills and knowledge to be prepared to sit for industry-specific NHA certifications* in weeks! 

Get started on your career journey today!

Take the first step toward a better future by calling Boardman Training Center at 330-729-9244 or Requesting Information

*Certification is contingent upon passing the corresponding industry certification exam.