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News and Updates
The following page contains our latest important news and updates.

ICD-10-CM Update for Insurance and Coding Specialist Programs and Examinees
As you may be aware, new legislation has pushed the ICD-10 compliance deadline to October 2015 at the earliest. This poses a dilemma for both schools and certifying bodies.

Insurance and coding programs using NCCT certification know we update the ICD and CPT codes in our National Certified Insurance and Coding Specialist (NCICS) certification examination and review products on July 1st annually. To accommodate our customers’ needs in light of this new legislation, our NCICS exam updates for 2014 will include both 2014 CPT codes and the candidate’s choice of either ICD-9 or ICD-10 codes on separate exams. Either way, both will earn the same NCICS certification.

Click here for detailed information regarding a minor change to the application process for NCICS examinees and information about test formats and review materials.

Discounted Military Rate
NCCT appreciates the work of the brave men and women who serve to protect our country. That’s why we are proud to offer a discounted military rate for certification testing. Military personnel and qualifying active military dependents can test at the student rate of $90 (Tech in Surgery – Certified discounted rate is $155). Military personnel must qualify based on their documented training for the desired discipline and their DD-214 or SMART transcript must be no older than ten years. Active military dependents must qualify through one of our existing routes of eligibility and provide a copy of their active military dependent ID card. Click here to get started.

WANTED: Subject Matter Experts!
NCCT is looking for subject matter experts in all of the disciplines it tests. These experts will fill many important roles for the NCCT certification examinations. If you are interested in volunteering or would like more information on the different volunteer options, click here.

New CE Courses
The following new 2015 CE courses are now available
  • 2015 CPT Codes Update - 5 clock hours
  • A Review of Arterial Blood Gases - 1 clock hour
  • Ebola and Other Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers - 3 clock hours
  • Safe Work Practices for Healthcare Professionals - 3 clock hours
For more information on these new courses click here.

The Center for Excellence in Education & CPI® Certification
The Center for Excellence in Education (CEE) is an employee development initiative formed by the Imagine America Foundation and MaxKnowledge, Inc., a leading training provider in the career college sector of higher education. It offers comprehensive, customizable training solutions designed to improve employee performance and institutional outcomes. 

Coursework includes a comprehensive faculty development program for career college instructors, including basic orientation for new instructors and performance boosters for experienced instructors. The program provides each instructor, including those that are adjunct/part-time, at the participating career college with 12 hours of training and continuing education per year.

The CEE’s faculty development program objectives for instructors are aligned with the instructor job tasks (competency standards) identified by NCCT for its Certified Postsecondary Instructor® (CPI) certification examination. CEE also offers annual continuing education programs that are acceptable for CPI annual recertification.

For more information about CEE career college subscriptions and/or taking CE courses, go to

Attention California Phlebotomists!
Questions about obtaining or renewing your CA state certification? Go to the LFS website or call 510-620-3800 for assistance.

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