Meet Our New VP of Education Development

Dana Van Laeys came to NCCT with stellar qualifications all the way around. After earning recognition for achievements on and off the basketball court and completing her B.S. degree in Laboratory Biology, Dana attained a second B.S. degree in Medical Technology while earning credentials as both a Medical Laboratory Scientist and Clinical Laboratory Specialist in Molecular Biology. She completed her M.A. degree in Adult Education and Distance Learning while working full time in the Saint …

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Crossword Puzzle – July 2014

Crossword Puzzle – July 2014

You asked for it, so we brought it back! The NCCT crossword puzzle will now be a monthly installment on the NCCT blog. Test your knowledge with a new medical category every month! This month’s crossword is titled: Common Lab Tests. Do your best to find the answer to every crossword hint, but if you need some help, grab the answer key for this month’s crossword here.

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Featured CE Course – July 2014

Featured CE Course – July 2014

The professionals at NCCT provide new courses throughout the year that are designed to enhance the knowledge, skills, and abilities identified by job analysis in the disciplines tested.  Course topics are selected using input from subject matter experts, exam committees, reviews of current practice, and suggestions from stakeholders. Each month we highlight a new CE course and this month our focus is on: Depression #1220814, 3.0 CH P.A.C.E.® approved This CE course describes types of depression, …

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NCCT Featured Professional – Happy 10 Year Anniversary!

NCCT Featured Professional – Happy 10 Year Anniversary!

Every month NCCT likes to recognize a certified member of our community. This month we want to congratulate Janette Castleberry! Janette has been a National Certified Phlebotomy Technician (NCPT) for 10 years! Janette, this is truly a great achievement! You can read more of her story below. Initially, what made you interested in getting into the medical field? I initially was interested in getting involved in the medical field when I decided I wanted to …

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Video – Continuing Education

Video – Continuing Education

Becoming certified is just the beginning of your professional journey through NCCT. Continuing your education with NCCT helps you stay current with your certifications, and shows your commitment to yourself and your employer. The National Center for Competency Testing, or NCCT, first opened its doors in 1989. As a national, independent certification organization, we have tested over 400,000 candidates throughout the United States predominately in allied health professions. We take great pride in providing you a …

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Crossword Puzzle – June 2014

Crossword Puzzle – June 2014

You asked for it, so we brought it back! The NCCT crossword puzzle will now be a monthly installment on the NCCT blog. Test your knowledge with a new medical category every month! This month’s crossword is titled: The Skeletal System. Do your best to find the answer to every crossword hint, but if you need some help, grab the answer key for this month’s crossword here.

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NCCT Featured Professional – Happy 15 Year Anniversary!

NCCT Featured Professional – Happy 15 Year Anniversary!

Every month NCCT likes to recognize a certified member of our community. This month we want to congratulate Kristie Long! Kristie has been a National Certified Medical Assistant (NCMA) for 15 years! Kristie, this is truly a great achievement! You can read more of Kristie’s story below. Initially, what made you interested in getting into the medical field? I have always been interested in the medical field, even as a young girl. I initially thought …

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Featured CE Course – June 2014

Featured CE Course – June 2014

The professionals at NCCT provide new courses throughout the year that are designed to enhance the knowledge, skills, and abilities identified by job analysis in the disciplines tested.  Course topics are selected using input from subject matter experts, exam committees, reviews of current practice, and suggestions from stakeholders. Each month we highlight a new CE course and this month our focus is on: Bipolar Disorders in Adults #1220714, 2.0 CH P.A.C.E.® approved This CE course …

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Subject Matter Experts Wanted!

NCCT is always looking for experienced subject matter experts in the disciplines it credentials to serve in a variety of volunteer positions. If you are interested, please complete this survey: Subject Matter Expert Questionnaire. NCCT is also continuing its search for an experienced psychometrician. Click here for more information.

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Insurance and Coding Specialist Updates, Part 2

In March, NCCT announced important information about its 2014 updates for the Insurance and Coding Specialist certification examination and review materials. If you missed Part 1, click here. Content included: How to apply and specify exam type (ICD-9 or ICD-10) Available test formats About review materials Individuals who have tested or plan to test under the ICD-9-CM coding set may want to consider using NCCT’s ICD-10-CM continuing education series to show employers they are ready …

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