Using Your NCPCT Certification in the Workforce

Patient care technicians are allied health professionals who provide direct patient care within their regulated scope of practice. They perform basic nursing assistant tasks (as delegated by the nursing or medical staff which may include obtaining patient vital signs and other data, communicating with the healthcare team and patients, assisting with activities of daily living (ADLs), complying with confidentiality requirements, and performing ECGs and phlebotomy tasks.

Patient Care Technician Responsibilities:

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Are you a current High School student in a Home Health Aide program from an NCCT (authorized) school?

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Are you a current NON-High School student in a Home Health Aide program from an NCCT (authorized) school?

Are you a U.S. High school graduate or equivalent (GED)?

Are you a graduate from a Home Health Aide program from an NCCT (authorized) school with in the last FIVE (5) years & you can provide a copy of your certificate/Diploma or Transcript? This Includes U.S. Department of Labor Registered Apprenticeship programs.

Are you a U.S. High school graduate, hold equivalent (GED)?

Do you have six (6) months of verifiable full-time experience or equivalent (1040 hours) as a Home Health Aide Practitioner with multiple clients, within the past FIVE (5) years & you can provide verifiable experience?

Do you have one (1) year of verifiable full-time experience or equivalent (2080 hours) as a Home Health Aide Practitioner with one client, within the past FIVE (5) years & you can provide verifiable experience?

Can you provide a copy of U.S. High school diploma/transcript or equivalent (GED)?

Have you completed Home Health Aide training or its equivalent during U.S Military service within the past Five (5) years and you can provide a copy of SMART transcript or DD214 indicating you have successfully completed a formal medical service training program of the United Stated Armed Forces relating to Home Health Aide? The DD214 or SMART transcript must be current within the past FIVE (5) years.

Congratulations! You qualify to apply for the CHHA Exam.

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We are sorry it looks like at this time you would not qualify to test with NCCT.

Are you a current student in a Medical Assistant program from an NCCT (authorized) school?

Are you a current US High school graduate or equivalent (GED)?

Are you a graduate from a Medical Assistant program from an NCCT (authorized) school with in the last 5 years & you can provide a copy of your certificate/Diploma or Transcript?

Are you a US High school graduate or equivalent (GED) Or can you provide evaluation documents showing your foreign education is equivalent to US High School or higher education?

Do you have at least one year of full time Medical Assistant Experience in the past five years & you can provide verifiable full time experience?

Are you a US High school graduate or equivalent (GED)? Or can you provide evaluation documents showing your foreign education is equivalent to US High School or higher education?

Have you completed Medical Assistant training or its equivalent during U.S Military service within the past Five years? OR you are a member (Active duty, retired, veteran) of the United States Armed Forces or a spouse thereof, and have two years of verifiable full time experience as a medical assistant practitioner within the past Five year.

Congratulations! You qualify to apply for the NCMA Exam.

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We are sorry it looks like at this time you would not qualify to test with NCCT.

Are you a current student in a Medical Office Assistant program from an NCCT (authorized) school?

Are you a current US High school graduate or equivalent (GED)?

Are you a graduate from a Medical Office Assistant program from an NCCT (authorized) school with in the last 5 years & you can provide a copy of your certificate/Diploma or Transcript?

Are you a US High school graduate or equivalent (GED) Or can you provide evaluation documents showing your foreign education is equivalent to US High School or higher education?

Do you have at least 1 year of full time Medical Office Assistant Experience in the past 5 years & you can provide verifiable full time experience?

Are you a US High school graduate or equivalent (GED)? Or can you provide evaluation documents showing your foreign education is equivalent to US High School or higher education?

Have you completed Medical Office Assistant training or its equivalent during U.S Military service within the past Five years? OR you are a member (Active duty, retired, veteran) of the United States Armed Forces or a spouse thereof, and have 1 year of verifiable full time experience as a Medical Office Assistant practitioner within the past Five year.

Congratulations! You qualify to apply for the NCMOA Exam.

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We are sorry it looks like at this time you would not qualify to test with NCCT.

Are you a current student in a EGC Technician program from an NCCT (authorized) school?

Are you a current US High school graduate or equivalent (GED)?

Are you a graduate from an ECG Technician program from an NCCT (authorized) school with in the last 5 years & you can provide a copy of your certificate/Diploma or Transcript?

Are you a US High school graduate or equivalent (GED) Or can you provide evaluation documents showing your foreign education is equivalent to US High School or higher education?

Do you have at least 1 year of full time ECG Technician Experience in the past 5 years & you can provide verifiable full time experience?

Are you a US High school graduate or equivalent (GED)? Or can you provide evaluation documents showing your foreign education is equivalent to US High School or higher education?

Have you completed ECG Technician training or its equivalent during U.S Military service within the past Five years? OR you are a member (Active duty, retired, veteran) of the United States Armed Forces or a spouse thereof, and have 1 year of verifiable full time experience as an ECG Technician practitioner within the past Five year.

Congratulations! You qualify to apply for the NCET Exam.

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We are sorry it looks like at this time you would not qualify to test with NCCT.

Are you a current student in a Phlebotomy Technician program from an NCCT (authorized) school?

Are you a current US High school graduate or equivalent (GED)?

Are you a graduate from a Phlebotomy Technician program from an NCCT (authorized) school with in the last 5 years & you can provide a copy of your certificate/Diploma or Transcript?

Are you in the state of California?

Can you provide proof of your critical skills competency 50 Venipunctures and 10 capillary punctures?

Are you a US High school graduate or equivalent (GED) Or can you provide evaluation documents showing your foreign education is equivalent to US High School or higher education?

Are you in the state of Louisiana?

Can you provide proof of your critical skills competency 100 Venipunctures and 25 capillary punctures?

Can you provide proof of your critical skills competency 25 Venipunctures and 5 capillary punctures?

Do you have at least 1 years of full time Experience in the past 5 years & you can provide verifiable full time experience? Or if you are in the state of CA do you have at least 6 months of full time Phlebotomy experience in the past 5 year and you can provide 20 hour advanced didactic certificate of completion, IF less than 6 months of experience can you provide proof of the Phlebotomy Technician experience along with 20 hour advance and 20 hour basic cert?

Are you a US High school graduate or equivalent (GED)? Or can you provide evaluation documents showing your foreign education is equivalent to US High School or higher education?

Have you completed Phlebotomy Technician training or its equivalent during U.S Military service within the past Five years? OR you are a member (Active duty, retired, veteran) of the United States Armed Forces or a spouse thereof, and have 1 year of verifiable full time experience as a Phlebotomy technician practitioner within the past Five year.

Congratulations! You qualify to apply for the Phlebotomy Technician (NCPT) Exam.

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We are sorry it looks like at this time you would not qualify to test with NCCT.

Are you a current student in a Surgical Technology program from an NCCT (authorized) school?

Are you a current US High school graduate or equivalent (GED)?

Are you a graduate from an Surgical Technology program from an NCCT (authorized) school with in the last 5 years & you can provide a copy of your certificate/Diploma or Transcript?

Are you a US High school graduate or equivalent (GED) Or can you provide evaluation documents showing your foreign education is equivalent to US High School or higher education?

Do you have at least 3 year of full time Surgical Technology Experience in the past 5 years, you can provide verifiable full time experience and Skill competency that are required on the Qualification by Experience Form?

Please click the link to review the required skills before continuing: Qualification by Experience Form

Are you a US High school graduate or equivalent (GED)? Or can you provide evaluation documents showing your foreign education is equivalent to US High School or higher education?

Have you completed Surgical Technology training or its equivalent during U.S Military service within the past Five years? OR you are a member (Active duty, retired, veteran) of the United States Armed Forces or a spouse thereof, and have 3 year of verifiable full time experience as a Surgical Technology practitioner within the past Five year.

Congratulations! You qualify to apply for the TS-C Exam.

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We are sorry it looks like at this time you would not qualify to test with NCCT.

Are you a current student in an Insurance & Coding program from an NCCT (authorized) school?

Are you a current US High school graduate or equivalent (GED)?

Are you a graduate from an Insurance & Coding program from an NCCT (authorized) school with in the last 5 years & you can provide a copy of your certificate/Diploma or Transcript?

Are you a US High school graduate or equivalent (GED) Or can you provide evaluation documents showing your foreign education is equivalent to US High School or higher education?

Do you have at least 1 years of full time Insurance & Coding Experience in the past 5 years & you can provide verifiable full time experience?

Are you a US High school graduate or equivalent (GED)? Or can you provide evaluation documents showing your foreign education is equivalent to US High School or higher education?

Have you completed Insurance & Coding training or its equivalent during U.S Military service within the past Five years? OR you are a member (Active duty, retired, veteran) of the United States Armed Forces or a spouse thereof, and have 1 years of verifiable full time experience as an Insurance & Coding practitioner within the past Five year.

Congratulations! You qualify to apply for the NCICS Exam.

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We are sorry it looks like at this time you would not qualify to test with NCCT.

Are you a current student in a Patient Care Technician from an NCCT (authorized) school?

Are you a current US High school graduate or equivalent (GED)?

Are you a graduate from a Patient Care Technician program from an NCCT (authorized) school with in the last 5 years & you can provide a copy of your certificate/Diploma or Transcript?

Are you a US High school graduate or equivalent (GED) Or can you provide evaluation documents showing your foreign education is equivalent to US High School or higher education?

Do you have at least 1 years of full time Patient Care Technician Experience in the past 5 years & you can provide verifiable full time experience?

Are you a US High school graduate or equivalent (GED)? Or can you provide evaluation documents showing your foreign education is equivalent to US High School or higher education?

Have you completed Patient Care Technician training or its equivalent during U.S Military service within the past Five years? OR you are a member (Active duty, retired, veteran) of the United States Armed Forces or a spouse thereof, and have 1 year of verifiable full time experience as a Patient Care Technician practitioner within the past Five year.

Congratulations! You qualify to apply for the NCPCT Exam.

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We are sorry it looks like at this time you would not qualify to test with NCCT.

Do you have at least 6 months of full-time teaching experience (or equivalent) at the postsecondary level?

Can you provide a copy of a United States High school diploma or equivalent credentials (GED)? If you have a college degree, you may send a copy of your degree/diploma instead.

Can you provide Evidence of good moral character? (NCCT Reference form provides NCCT with the evidence please click on the link to review)

Congratulations! You qualify to apply for the CPI Exam.

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We are sorry it looks like at this time you would not qualify to test with NCCT.